Situation Warriors should monitor: Robin Lopez in Orlando
This past offseason, veteran center Robin Lopez signed a one-year deal with the Orlando Magic. It was valued at $5 million, making this another perfect buyout situation, especially with Orlando having young guns like Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba in their frontcourt.
Lopez has started 9 games for Orlando this season and played in a total of 27. He’s averaged 7.7 points per game, shooting 57% from the field.
Given Lopez is a true 7-foot center, the Warriors could desperately use his size. Kevon Looney, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins all stand under 6-foot-10, and there’s no telling Wiseman is going to be capable of playing contributing minutes for Golden State.
Lopez is only averaging 17.3 minutes per game, and that would almost certainly take a small hit if he joins the Warriors.
However, his situation seems to be begging for him to be bought out, and if he does, Golden State being interested, especially given how teams like Utah and Phoenix could manhandle them without any additional size, makes a ton of sense.