The Phoenix Suns’ trade of Robin Lopez to New Orleans
brought them former top-five pick Wesley Johnson and a
But it left them a hole at backup center.
Lopez had filled the role for a season-and-a-half, mixing
moments of excellence with nights of disappointment.
Still, for all his faults, competent seven-footers don’t
exactly grow on trees, and the Suns did want to
bring the former Stanford Cardinal back.