Source : Yahoo Sports
Word of the multiplayer trade first broke on Wednesday, though the final version had minor changes.
The deal sends the contracts of Jerome Dyson and Brad Miller from New Orleans to Phoenix. Minnesota receives three second-round draft picks in the deal.
The acquisition of Lopez fills a need at center for the Hornets, who traded away Emeka Okafor and let Chris Kaman go in free agency.
''We wanted to fill the center position and we feel like Robin fits in with our timeline - a young player that has experience in the league and will have an opportunity to come in and contribute and help us,'' Hornets general manager Dell Demps said. ''He brings a defensive presence. We hung our hat on our defense since we've been here. His size and his athleticism we think will really anchor our defense.''
While the Hornets were able to draft 6-11 Kentucky star Anthony Davis first overall in last month's draft, Davis is expected to play often at power forward because his slender build could leave him at a defensive disadvantage in one-on-one matchups against some of the league's more powerful centers such as Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum.
New Orleans now has made two trades to acquire new frontcourt players, having also dealt forward Gustavo Ayon to Orlando for 6-10 sharpshooter Ryan Anderson, a perimeter threat who can space out a defense.
Lopez was drafted 15th overall by the Suns in 2008. Before that, he starred at Stanford with his twin brother, Brook, now a starter with Brooklyn Nets.
Robin Lopez has been an off-and-on starter in the NBA and was a reserve for all 64 games in which he appeared last season, averaging 5.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 14 minutes a game.
Warrick, a former Syracuse standout now entering his eighth season, started periodically in Memphis early in his career, but played a reserve role the past two seasons in Phoenix. For his career, he has averaged 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 20.4 minutes.
''Hakim Warrick is a veteran that will add to our frontcourt depth,'' Demps said. ''He has been in the league. He has the ability to score (with) his athleticism and quickness and we look forward to watching him play.''
In Johnson, the Suns get a 6-7 forward who has averaged 7.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 24.6 minutes during the first two years of his career. He's was the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft out of Syracuse, but has not developed into a dependable scorer in the NBA.
Miller plans to retire, but the $5.1 million remaining on his expiring contract could give the Suns added financial flexibility. Dyson played in nine games for the Hornets late last season, averaging 7.4 points and two assists in about 20 minutes per game. His contract is not guaranteed and the Suns could waive him at no cost.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls have signed free agent center Nazr Mohammed.
The 14-year NBA veteran played for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. He appeared in 63 games, averaging 2.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.
Mohammed is a 35-year-old Chicago native who's also played for Charlotte, Detroit, San Antonio, New York, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Since being picked by Utah in the 1998 NBA Draft, he's been on eight playoff teams, including the 2005 NBA Champion Spurs.
He's averaged 6.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 834 career games.
The Bulls didn't disclose terms of the contract Friday.