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Warriors Reportedly Interested In Robin Lopez


Bob Meyers is never content with sitting still, even when his team is favored to win a third straight NBA Championship. It's why the team signed DeMarcus Cousins over the summer, and why they're looking towards Chicago for their next addition.

(via Marc Stein of The New York Times):

One name to file away here: Chicago’s Robin Lopez. The Bulls have made Lopez available via trade along with the former No. 2 overall draft pick Jabari Parker, according to league sources, but moving the experienced center isn’t so simple given his $14.4 million salary.

There will be little need for the Bulls to keep Lopez, 30, beyond Feb. 7 if they don’t find a workable trade for him, which may set up the former Knick to emerge as one of most coveted buyout candidates. Golden State’s positional needs also could certainly change between now and then, but Kevon Looney is the closest thing to a proven center currently available to Coach Steve Kerr.

The big question mark here is surrounding the availability of DeMarcus Cousins. There's no timetable set for his return, but most think it's more likely to come before that February 7th date. Either way, as the former All-Star works his way back, the Warriors are going to need some depth at the Center position.

Robin Lopez can certainly fulfill that need and the Warriors would be a perfect place for him to contribute to a Championship contender for the first time in his career.