Robin Lopez C POR 3 weeks ago

Robin Lopez posted a double-double in Wednesday's win over the Rockets, finishing with 16 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds and a blocked shot in 30 minutes.

This is about as good as it gets for Lopez's fantasy value. He has stayed pretty consistent with his rebounding numbers, but his scoring numbers have been on the rise of late, considering he's averaging 12.4 points over his last five games, while averaging 9.9 points on the season. He's also had at least one block over each of those five games, while twice recording three blocks. While it's tough to see him getting extensive scoring opportunities playing next to the likes of LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Arron Afflalo, he still offers a decent source of rebounds and blocks.

Robin Lopez C POR 4 weeks ago

Lopez notched 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's victory at the Clippers.

Lopez has only pulled down double-digit boards once in 11 contests since returning to action on Feb. 3 from two broken bones in his right hand. However, he thrived on the offensive glass Wednesday, grabbing six on the night. During the aforementioned 11-game span, he's averaged 10.1 points (on 55 percent shooting), 6.7 boards, 1.5 swats, and 0.7 assists in 30 minutes.

Robin Lopez C POR 2 months ago

Lopez approached a double-double Wednesday against the Lakers, tallying 10 points (3-8 FG, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds, three blocks, and two assists in 27 minutes.Since returning from a month and a half on the sideline due to two broken bones in his right hand, Lopez has helped the Blazers roll into the All-Star break, holding three of five opponents below 100 points en route to a 4-1 record. During that stretch, he averaged 11.4 points (on 57 percent shooting), 7.6 boards, and two blocks in 30 minutes. Expect much of the same once the season resumes on Friday, Feb. 20 at Utah.

Robin Lopez C POR 2 months ago

Lopez (hand) returned to action Tuesday, recording 11 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes.

Lopez briefly exited the game with a facial laceration, but was able to return. He looked comfortable from the floor, making five of his nine shots. Look for his role to expand as he rounds into form.

Robin Lopez C POR 2 months ago

Lopez (hand) suffered a facial laceration in the third quarter of Tuesday's game, but will return.

He had 10 points, four boards and two blocks in 19 minutes prior to suffering the cut on his face that was bleeding to the point that he needed to get it tended to on the sideline. This was his first game back from a hand injury, but he seemed to be doing well before exiting. This should not affect his status moving forward, but it's worth checking on prior to his next game.

Robin Lopez C POR 2 months ago

Lopez (hand) will get the start Tuesday, The Columbian's Erik Gundersen reports.

Coach Terry Stotts said Lopez may not see his typical amount of minutes, but there is not a strict minutes limit. Owners can start to deploy him as usual once again in full-season leagues, but it may be wise to see him play a full game before rolling with him in daily leagues.

Robin Lopez C POR 2 months ago

Lopez (hand) is expected to be active for Tuesday's game against the Jazz.

Coach Terry Stotts said Lopez will be evaluated by the team's medical staff, but if everything checks out, he'll be available Tuesday. The center has not played since Dec. 15, when he suffered two broken bones in his right hand. It's unclear if he'll be on any sort of minutes restriction, but it seems likely Stotts will monitor his workload for at least a few games while he works his way back into game shape. With Lopez back, Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson are expected to see fairly drastic drops in their respective minutes.

Robin Lopez C POR 2 months ago

Lopez (hand) will likely remain out until early February, after stating his right hand was a "little weak" upon removal of his hard cast last week, The Oregonian reports.

Lopez is now wearing a removable soft brace that "allows more flexibility, mobility while still providing a little bit of support." While he's unable to perform weight-bearing exercises with his right hand, he's supplementing his recovery effort with ultrasonic bone healing therapy to speed the healing process in his third and fourth metacarpals. When considering a return date, next Wednesday, Jan. 28 against the Cavaliers marks exactly six weeks since sustaining the injury. However, the aforementioned weakness in his hand could extend his stay on the sideline into February, which jibes with the initial 6-to-7 week recovery timetable.

Robin Lopez C POR 3 months ago

Lopez will have the cast removed from his right hand this week, the Blazers' official site reports.

Slightly more than four weeks have passed since Lopez suffered fractured third and fourth metacarpals in his right hand. Upon an evaluation, the center was handed a recovery timetable of 6-to-7 weeks, meaning he likely requires at least a week of healing before the Blazers' medical staff will consider a return. With Joel Freeland (shoulder) extending his stay on the sideline into next week, Chris Kaman should remain the starter at the five, with Meyers Leonard sustaining an expanded workload off the bench.

Robin Lopez C POR 3 months ago

Lopez will be sidelined 6-to-7 weeks due to the fractured right hand suffered during Monday's game against the Spurs, The Oregonian reports.

Lopez himself revealed the news, as well as the extent of the injury -- broken third and fourth metacarpals -- and now that a timetable is evident, coach Terry Stotts can proceed with cobbling together a revised frontcourt rotation. More than likely, Stotts will turn to Joel Freeland next to LaMarcus Aldridge in the starting five in order to retain Chris Kaman's services off the bench. Behind Freeland and Kaman, Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard are sure to factor into the equation, but their expected workloads are more untenable. No matter how Stotts operates in the interim, it appears that Lopez's next possible appearance lands on Jan. 26 in Brooklyn, if all goes well with his recovery.