Transactions: Originally selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 15th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft…acquired July 27th, 2012, from the Phoenix Suns along with Hakim Warrick and cash considerations in a three-team deal that sent Brad Miller, Jerome Dyson, Wesley Johnson and a first round pick from Minnesota to Phoenix, and two second round picks to Minnesota.
2011-12 Season: In his fourth NBA season, all with the Suns, averaged 5.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.94 blocks and 14.0 minutes in 64 games…averaged 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.28 blocks following the All-Star break compared to 4.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.59 blocks before it…averaged 1.6 free throw attempts before the break and 2.8 attempts after it…in April, averaged 6.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.67 blocks, his most in any month (0.71 before April), while shooting 54.7 percent from the field overall…had multiple blocks seven times in April (15 games) after doing so eight times from December through March (49 games)…single-season career-high 60 blocked shots…scored in double figures 12 times overall…eight double-digit scoring efforts in final 27 games of the season (three in first 37 contests)…one 20-point effort, the third of his career…scored a season-high 21 points in the season opener Dec. 26 vs. New Orleans…March 8-23, scored five or more points in 10-straight games for the first time in his career…one double-digit rebounding effort, a season-high 12 boards Jan. 6 vs. Portland…April 14 at San Antonio, grabbed a career-high eight offensive rebounds, the most in a single game by a Sun since Dec. 5, 2009 (Stoudemire), most by a Sun against the Spurs since Feb. 1, 2007 (Stoudemire)…did not miss a game due to injury…Jan. 27 served a one-game NBA suspension for making contact with a game official (Jan. 24 vs. Toronto).
Professional: Owns career averages of 5.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 14.4 minutes in 242 games (94 starts)...Scored a career-high 30 points vs. LA Clippers Feb. 26, 2010, one of three career scoring efforts of 20 or more points (others: Jan. 20, 2010; Dec. 26, 2011)…that game was Lopez’s first career 20-point, 10-rebound game and first 30-point, 10-rebound outing…owns 53 career double-digit scoring efforts, including a single-season career-high 21 in 2009-10…owns six career double-doubles…owns eight career double-digit rebounding efforts…has shot 50 or better from the field in three of four NBA seasons…2010-11 (Suns): Recorded career highs in minutes played (991), points scored (432) and field goals made (179)…appeared in 67 games, averaging 6.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game…recorded two double-doubles on the season…recorded double-digit points 18 times, and pulled down 10 or more rebounds twice…recorded a career-high 56 starts…2009-10 (Suns): In his second NBA season, blossomed after becoming the club’s starting center midway through the season nearly doubling his averages from his rookie campaign, posting then career-highs with 8.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 19.3 minutes in 51 games (31 starts)…inserted into the starting lineup on Jan. 18, 2010, at Memphis and subsequently averaged 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 24.5 minutes in 31 games…the Suns compiled a 22-9 (.710) record in his starts in 2009-10…scored in double figures in 19 of 31 starts after entering the season with three double-digit scoring efforts as a rookie…scored in double figures in four-straight games three different times (Jan. 15-20, Jan. 31-Feb. 5, Feb. 16-Feb. 21) after entering the season with three career double-digit scoring efforts…2009-10 season was book-ended with injuries…after a strong training camp, suffered a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot in the team’s camp-ending intrasquad scrimmage and underwent surgery that made him inactive for the season’s first 15 games, and then missed the season’s final 10 games due to a back injury…member of the Suns’ 2009 Las Vegas Summer League squad where he averaged 11.8 points (3rd-team), 6.6 rebounds (2nd-team) and 2.0 blocks (1st-team) in five games (all starts), including 24 points and 16 rebounds in the club’s first game on July 13 against Dallas…2008-09 (Suns): Recorded his first career start on Nov. 7, 2008, at Chicago in place of an injured Shaquille O’Neal and in that game, notched his first career double-digit scoring effort with 14 points…represented the Suns in the 2008 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where he averaged 14.0 points and team-highs of 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in four appearances…his summer league was cut short after being selected to the USA Basketball Men’s Select Team, which helped the Men’s Senior National Team train for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing…was one of just three rookies (Minnesota’s Kevin Love, Portland’s Jerryd Bayless) named to the team.
Playoffs: Appeared in six games with the Suns during the 2010 NBA Playoffs…Averaged 7.8 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 100% from the free throw line and 54% from the floor…Scored 14 points while also pulling down six rebounds and blocking one shot in his first career playoff game, 5/17 at LAL…Recorded 20 points, three rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes 5/23 vs. LAL.
College (Stanford University 2006-08): Two-year collegiate standout at Stanford where he averaged 8.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.33 blocked shots in 67 career games (61 starts)…as a sophomore, received Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors and was named to the Pac-10’s All-Defensive Team…finished his college career with the second-most career blocks in Stanford history (156) despite playing just two seasons…recorded two of the three most prolific single-season block totals in school history with 83 blocks in 2007-08 (2nd-most all-time) and a freshman-record 73 blocks in 2006-07 (3rd-most)…in his second and final season with the Cardinal, averaged 10.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.31 blocks, including 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.67 blocks in three NCAA Tournament games…registered 14 points and five blocked shots vs. Cornell in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament and followed that up with an 18-point, nine-rebound, three-block performance vs. Marquette in the second round…as a freshman, averaged 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and a Pac-10-best 2.35 blocks.