The Wizards signed Robin Lopez this offseason to help give their frontcourt a boost in its rebounding and add a smart, veteran presence to their locker room.
Owner Ted Leonsis believed they were getting much more than that.
That’s some high praise from the man signing Lopez’s game checks. The 12-year center has had Leonsis’s attention for some time, even if the Wizards didn’t make a play for him until this past offseason.
Lopez will have his first chance to show the Wizards what he’s capable of doing for them on the court Sunday, when they kick off their preseason slate against the Brooklyn Nets at 6 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.