Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune
Now that the New Orleans Hornets have filled the last glaring need on their roster, with Friday's acquisition of center Robin Lopez, along with forward Hakim Warrick from the Phoenix Suns in a three-team trade, General Manager Dell Demps took a moment to reflect on his offseason handiwork.
"We wanted to fill the center position," Demps said. "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.
"We're pretty close to finished. We like the roster the way it is now. I'd say we're pretty close. I like the youth on the team and the upside and the potential to grow. I think we'll be a fun team to watch."
Procedural issues in making the trade compliant with the NBA and its collective bargaining agreement rules prevented consummation of the deal for the last two days.
The Hornets sent point guard Jerome Dyson, center Brad Miller and two second-round (Brooklyn's 2013 second-round selection and Minnesota's 2016 second-round draft choice) as part of a three-team trade along with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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