To me, Lopez is everything I hoped for. There are only a couple of true elite centers in the NBA. And even those have their flaws. You just can't beat having a young, athletic, true 7 footer at only $5 million a year. I don't think Lopez is going to be the guy that wins us a bunch of games. But he is the type of guy that would lose us a bunch of games if we don't have him, if that makes sense.
You just have to be able to match up when another team is big and physical. Like having a good run stopper in football. Lopez is going to defend, he is going to rebound, and he is going to bang with the best of them.
You can win a championship with Robin Lopez. You won't win BECAUSE of Robin Lopez, but he is a solid starting NBA center.