Lopez accumulated 12 points and eight rebounds in New York's 95-78 loss Monday in Miami. Lopez has been New York's starting center in every matchup so far this year, and has been a good counterpart to the growth of rookie big man Kristaps Porzingis. Lopez isn't huge scoring threat but he has the ability to produce a double-double on any given night.
Lopez recorded 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists, and one block in 31 minutes during the Knicks' 99-95 win versus the Lakers on Sunday. This was Lopez's first double-double as a Knick, and easily his best showing of the new season. Lopez doesn't score much, but on nights when he sees 30 or more minutes he is a definite double-double threat. So far, however, he is only averaging 26 minutes per game despite committing very few fouls.
Knicks center Kevin Seraphin was unable to practice Monday. The center seems unlikely to play in the Wednesday season opener against the Bucks as he is still battling with knee soreness. It's likely that he would not play many minutes seeing that Robin Lopez and Kyle O'Quinn stand ahead of him on the depth chart.
The Knicks announced Thursday they have reached a deal with free-agent center Robin Lopez, inking the big man to a deal reportedly worth $54 million over four years. Lopez averaged 9.6 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Trail Blazers last season. "We addressed our primary needs this offseason by adding size and versatility," Knicks GM Steve Mills said.
The Knicks and free-agent center Robin Lopez have agreed on a four-year, $54 million deal, sources told Yahoo Sports. Lopez and the Knicks had previously agreed to join forces, but the franchise was still holding out hope that DeAndre Jordan might choose them in free agency. It became clear on Friday that Jordan would not, so the two sides proceeded to finalize a deal. Lopez averaged 9.6 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Trail Blazers last season.
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