Suns pick up option on Lopez

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, Last Updated: 6:52 PM ET

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have exercised the fourth-year option on the contract of center Robin Lopez for the 2011-12 season.

Lopez played 51 games for the Suns last season and averaged 8.4 points and 4.9 rebounds.

The Suns selected the seven-foot Stanford product with the 15th overall pick of the 2008 draft. He appeared in 60 games as a rookie in 2008-09 and averaged 3.2 points.


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