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I can't say that I've seen much of Robin Lopez in the NBA. I remember his draft profile as a better defender than his brother with a little more athletcism. He seems like a decent shot blocker, but doesn't get much run for the Suns.

The rumors are that Phoenix may look to trade Amare by the deadline as they feel he's going to leave as a FA anyway. If that's the case they're likely in full rebuild mode and probably would like to shed Jason Richardson's last remaining year for 2010-11.

Jason Richardson isn't the ideal age and his contract for next year is huge at $14 million. He's strong, athletic and has turned himself into a very good 3 point shooter given his near 40% with a nice volume. His contract would eat up all of our cap space, but would be a big expiring/trade chip next year.

The point: Would you deal expirings and maybe a smaller asset for Richardson and Lopez?

If the Wolves are going to succeed with Al and Love we're going to need that perfect complementary big. Could R. Lopez be the atlhletic, 7 ft shot blocker that we need? He hasn't done much so far, but we're not getting an established player that fits the bill cheaply. We're going to get lucky or develop a guy like that. I don't know many details on Lopez. Does he have enough potential?

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