April 24, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez (15) reacts to a play during the second half against the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena. The Jazz defeated the Suns 100-88 to clinch a spot in the playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Trade Rumor: Hornets Working on Sign-&-Trade For Suns' Lopez


According to HoopsHype, the Hornets have shown a ton of interest in Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez. Lopez is currently a restricted free agent and has not been able to agree on a deal with the Suns.

Lopez would fit in perfectly with the Hornets as they  desperately need to add some depth and height to their front court. Lopez may not be the most talented low post scorer but he can get the job done and still has potential to make improvements. Lopez is also a great defender and will pose a dominant line of defense when playing alongside Anthony Davis.

You can consider Robin Lopez as the best available center left in this years free agency. He is restricted so the Suns would be able to match any offer he may get, this is why a sign-and-trade would be ideal for both teams.


Tags: Free Agency Phoenix Suns Robin Lopez Trade Rumor

  • twamlin

    Here’s an idea, tell the Hornets they can submit an offer sheet, then wait the FULL three days knowing the whole time that the Suns FO intends to match it. Then match the offer sheet and tell N.O. that “it’s just ‘posturing’ and nothing personal”. No way I would help N.O. after they made sure Phoenix waited the full three days for Gordon.

  • Christian Blanks

     @twamlin Yeah but at the same time why did Phoenix even make a offer if they knew NO was going to match. They forced New Orleans to cough up a max deal and raised some questions whether or not Gordon wanted to be there. So the way I see it is they owed Phoenix that 3 days wait.

  • twamlin

    @Christian Blanks There was no guarantee that N.O. would match. Attempting to sign a player who is a RFA and can help your team does is not a “dirty” move so I’m not sure how you they owed a spiteful response. If they believed in Gordon that much and wanted him to be such a big part of their future then why not extend him a max offer from day one rather than this “letting the market determine his value” nonsense.