Journeyman Center: Robin Lopez
Teams played for 9 (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks x2, Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers)
Longest tenure: 4 seasons (Phoenix, 2008-2011)
Career statistics: 8.3 PPG, 4.8 RPG, and 1.1 BPG in 976 games
Best year: 2013-2014 with Portland (11.1 PPG, 8.5 RPG, and 1.7 BPG)
Rounding out our team and protecting our paint for the journeymen is Robin Lopez. If asked in 2018 if RoLo could be considered a journeyman, the answer would have likely been no. After he and his twin brother, Brook Lopez, were drafted in the 2008 NBA draft, Robin worked his way through several longer-term deals.
He played four seasons to start his career in Phoenix and then played two seasons with Portland and three straight seasons with the Bulls shortly thereafter. With that being said, in his last five years, he has worn a different jersey every season.
Unlike his brother, Brook, who was able to adjust his game to the modern NBA and has gone from not hitting a three in his first six seasons in the NBA to connecting on 788 three-pointers in his career to date, Robin has not had success with the modern playstyle. RoLo has made only 55 three-pointers in his career and as he has gotten older, he has seen his minutes diminish.
Once a consistent nightly starter, Lopez has only started 25 games in his last four seasons. Perhaps a reunion with his brother this upcoming season in Milwaukee can help him stick around in the league a bit longer.
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PG: Seth Curry
SG: Garrett Temple
SF: Justin Holiday
PF: Jeff Green
C: Robin Lopez