Dear Robin Lopez: Another Year In College Would Have Helped

Sam Raphael ChadwickContributor IMarch 1, 2010

PHOENIX - JANUARY 26:  Robin Lopez #15 of the Phoenix Suns puts up a shot during the NBA game against the Charlotte Bobcats at US Airways Center on January 26, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Bobcats defeated the Suns in overtime 114-109.  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)
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When I started writing I never knew after a few weeks that I might be writing for 3 sites, on my personal Blog I write about NBA players and most of the articles on here will be on there too, I also write for for this site I have had to expand my knowledge as Europe is kind of new to me also this site will help me expand my following and hopefully will gain lots of fans via this site.

Now as this is my first post on this blog I need it to grab peoples attention, make them come back for more so I have decided to pick an article which I feel focuses on areas of basketball I know well, anyway to the article. 

His brother Brooke (nets) made the right decision leaving the NCAA a season early looking for success in the NBA, Robin however did not need to follow him there, he was probably too scared to stay at Stamford without his big brother maybe he just couldn't stand being the lone 7 footer in the once feared twin peaks offence.

So being tall and packed with potential he decided to declare for the draft and who wouldn't want a young 7 footer packed with potential who would improve with time, he got drafted by the Suns to play and learn alongside the likes of Amare and Shaq, unfortunately he didn't develop as quickly as hoped, the Suns didn't make the playoffs and that summer the Suns GM decided to bring in Channing Frye from Portland to play his position. Robin I feel would have had a better career had he stayed at college for an extra year and got used to not having another 7 footer to help you out especially when it's your bro who's got your back.

If he had entered into Junes draft instead of when he did entre he could have gone higher (as there are not that many solid big men in this years class) and to a team that actually needs a 7 footer, he would have also developed better as a player. Instead he will have to wait develop slowly and probably just be a useful 7 foot bench warmer and only be use in blowout wins or losses always wishing he had stayed in college that extra year.