PHOENIX - MAY 23: Robin Lopez #15 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to a play against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second quarter of Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at US Airways Center on May 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Earl Barron is back in the NBA!
Phoenix Suns big man Robin Lopez is out at least one week according to reports due to a "left knee sprain," leading the Phoenix media to believe that
my decision to invest big money in him on fantasy this year a terrible one the Suns will more than likely sign a big man to replace him.
Of note, the Suns seem to always be searching for a bit girthier player (but not so girthy that he's Garret Siler, apparently, since they seemingly don't plan on moving him up the depth chart) and probably someone with tangible experience.
Could this change since their front office was overhauled this Summer? Yes. Will it? Probably not yet.
With that in mind, I decided to look for every possible, somewhat-suitable replacement the Suns could have in mind even though they'll probably just go back to the Dwayne Jones well (third time's a charm, buddy!).
In no particular order, after the jump, I have the Robin Lopez Replacement Candidates. If it isn't one of these guys, I'd be surprised. Also, I'll probably get into some details once I'm able to actually find out if they're looking at any certain players/skill types (and it'll be eerily reminiscent of this).
Until then, just names in random order!
- Dwayne Jones
- Earl Barron
- Jake Voskuhl
- Chris Hunter
- Courtney Sims
- Shaun Pruitt
- Sean May
- Brian Zoubek
- Sean Williams
- Erick Dampier
- Chris Richard
- Ike Diogu
- Stromile Swift
- Mark Blount
- Robert Traylor
- Michael Sweetney
- Eric Boateng
Anybody I'm missing? Who would you choose?