Lopez scored 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-5 FT) while adding 11 rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes during Monday's 128-107 win over the Suns.
Making his first start since the season-ending injury to Thomas Bryant (knee), Lopez focused more on working the glass than hitting three-pointers, and the result was his first double-double since March 2019. The veteran big also played a season-high 26 minutes, while Moritz Wagner played 22 off the bench. Expect the two to continue seeing similar workloads moving forward, but it would be remarkable if Lopez, who was averaging only 3.5 boards a game coming into Monday, was so easily able to transform his game and production overnight.
Lopez will start Monday's game against the Suns in place of Thomas Bryant (knee), Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.
With Bryant done for the season due to a torn ACL, the veteran will get first crack at the starting center job. Coach Scott Brooks indicated that he'll use a "by-committee" approach to the position, however, so it's likely that Moritz Wagner and Rui Hachimura will also spend considerable time at the five. Lopez finished Saturday's game against Miami with a season-high 13 points in 21 minutes.
Lopez recorded a season-high 13 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 FT) to go with a rebound in 21 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Wizards' 128-124 loss to the Heat.
After starting center Thomas Bryant (knee) exited two minutes into the contest with what appeared to be a serious injury, Lopez and Moritz Wagner (20 minutes) saw the bulk of the work at the position the rest of the night. Bryant is slated to undergo an MRI on Sunday that should shed more light on the nature of his injury along with a projected timeline for his return, but fantasy managers in deeper leagues may want to proactively look to add Lopez and/or Wagner to their rosters. If Bryant does end up missing time, expect Lopez and Wagner to split the minutes at center in relatively even fashion, as they did Saturday.
Lopez went scoreless during Thursday's loss against the Bulls, grabbing one rebound and committing two fouls in six minutes off the bench.
Lopez has seen his minutes diminish since the beginning of the season and is yet to crack the 20-minute mark off the bench, averaging 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game so far. He's firmly entrenched as Thomas Bryant's backup, and he'll probably need a rash of injuries in the Wizards' frontcourt to see a sizable uptick on his upside.
Lopez (undisclosed) is off the injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Nets.
It was unclear if Lopez would play in the preseason opener, but he's been cleared. Still, it seems unlikely he'll see a lot of minutes since he's a veteran.
Coach Scott Brooks said on Friday that Lopez may miss the team's first preseason game Sunday, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Lopez, who signed with Washington in the offseason, may miss the team's first preseason game for undisclosed reasons. The team may simply be giving the 32-year-old 7-footer some extended time off before the regular season gets underway.
Lopez is expected to sign with the Wizards on a one-year deal, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports reports.
The total of Lopez's deal is unknown, but it is expected to be slightly less than the full mid-level exception. He declined a $5 million player option with Milwaukee, as he presumably wanted to find a spot with more potential playing time. While he will likely be behind Thomas Bryant at center for the Wizards, he figures to compete with Moritz Wagner for the backup role.
Lopez declined his $5 million player option for the 2020-21 season on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The decision is somewhat of a surprise, but it's possible Lopez could be seeking a larger role after averaging just 14.5 minutes per game last season -- his fewest since the 2011-12 campaign. The Bucks could still re-sign Lopez, though his decision to decline the player option provides Milwaukee with more flexibility as it relates to the mid-level exception.
Lopez will not play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Heat, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Lopez hasn't played in any of the Bucks' past three playoff games, and he's deemed inactive for Game 2, with Frank Mason in uniform instead. It seems like Lopez might not have a role going forward.
Lopez (coach's decision) did not see the floor during Saturday's 118-104 Game 5 victory over the Magic.
Lopez didn't log a single minute of action in the final two games of this first round series against Orlando. He logged only 20 minutes through the first three games as well, and given that Miami has mostly been relying on lineups with one big man since the restart, Lopez may not be involved in the upcoming second round series.
Lopez will start Tuesday's game against Brooklyn.
The rationale for the swapping one Lopez brother for the other is unclear, but it appears Brook Lopez will move to the bench, while Robin gets the starting nod.
Lopez turned in 11 points (4-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 32 minutes Monday in the Bucks' 109-95 loss to the Nuggets.
With twin brother Brook among the seven Bucks rotation players who sat out due to injury or rest, Lopez jumped into the starting five and benefited from an uptick in minutes. While he wasn't really able to turn in any eye-popping numbers, his production was probably good enough to pay dividends for those who used him as a punt-play option in DFS contests. Lopez should move back to a bench role and see his playing time tail off Thursday, when Brook will likely slot back into the starting five in the Bucks' matchup with the Celtics.
Lopez is starting Monday's game against Denver.
Lopez has seen a dropoff in playing time over the last few contests, scoring just four points in 15 minutes of action in his last two games, but he'll be in line for more minutes Monday given Milwaukee's injury picture.
Lopez is not starting Tuesday's game against the Raptors.
Lopez received the start Monday and provided 11 points, three blocks, one rebound and one assist in 33 minutes, but he'll return to the bench with his brother, Brook Lopez (back), rejoining the starting five. Robin should return to his usual 13.5-minute workload off the bench.
Lopez notched 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt), three blocks, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes during Monday's 137-134 overtime win at Washington.
This was Lopez's third start of the season and while he did register three swats, he didn't do much in other areas of the game. He should head back to the bench as soon as his brother, Brook Lopez, is healthy and available again.
Lopez will get the start at center for Monday's matchup with the Wizards.
Lopez will replace his brother, Brook Lopez (back), in the starting lineup. He has averaged 8.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists across 23.1 minutes in two other starts this season.
Lopez (illness) posted 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 FT), two blocks and one rebound in 16 minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Bucks' 151-131 win over the Wizards.
Lopez missed the past three games -- including the team's win over the Hornets in Paris last Friday -- but he was deemed ready to go for the start of the Bucks' three-game homestand. He assumed his usual role as the backup center to his brother, Brook, bumping Dragan Bender out of the rotation in the process.
Lopez is not on the injury report for Tuesday's game against Washington.
Lopez was battling a fairly severe illness that kept him out for the last three games, including the team's trip to Paris. But he's no longer listed on the injury report, so expect Lopez to resume his role as the primary backup to his brother, Brook, at center.
Coach Mike Budenholzer said Lopez (undisclosed), who is out Monday against the Bulls, will not travel to Paris for Milwaukee's upcoming game against the Hornets, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
Lopez is apparently dealing with a "body injury"/"illness" and will miss at least two more games as a result. With the Bucks headed overseas following Monday's game against Chicago, Lopez will benefit from a full week of recovery before Milwaukee returns home to face Washington on Jan. 28.
Lopez (undisclosed) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Bulls.
The official NBA injury report lists Lopez as out with a "body injury"/"illness," so there's some mystery regarding what issue is actually keeping him sidelined for a second straight game. In any case, Lopez's absence should clear the way for Dragan Bender to work as the primary backup to starting center Brook Lopez. Bender played 21 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 117-97 win over the Nets, contributing six points, six rebounds and one assist.
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|01/09||vs MIA||L 124-128||21||13||1||0||1||0||0|
|01/08||@ BOS||L 107-116||7||2||3||0||0||0||1|
|01/06||@ PHI||L 136-141||14||5||2||1||0||0||0|
|01/03||@ BKN||W 123-122||20||8||5||1||0||1||0|
|01/01||@ MIN||W 130-109||20||11||6||2||1||0||3|
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