Robin Lopez Scouting Report
Given our new trade aquisition, here is a brief scouting report on the newest Blazer. I gave the positives and negatives of his game and included a few snippets of Hollinger's ESPN SCOUTING REPORT.
Makes Baskets around the hoop.
Solid F/T shooter (71% Career)
He a good shot blocker.
Slow. Not a good rebounder despite size.
Bad 1 on 1 defender. Often lost in the pick and roll.
Hollinger ESPN ( snippets of his report)
+ Slow big man who can finish shots around basket and draw fouls.
+ Good effort on defense but slow reactions. Disappointing rebounder.
+ Amazingly bad passer. Poor ball handler in general. Limited post game.
Defensively, Lopez's size is an impediment but his slow movement is most notable on the glass, where he was 59th out of 63 centers in defensive rebound rate. He blocks shots (12th among centers last season), but he has a high foul rate that likely prevents him from becoming a long-term starter -- last season it was nearly a whistle every seven minutes. Opposing centers once again racked up a big PER against him, 18.4 this time according to 82games.com, but it's his pick-and-roll defense that is the real shortcoming -- and one that creates a lot of those openings for opponents.