The Suns are outsized by the Lakers with 7-footers like Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol, not to mention 6-foot-10 Lamar Odom, so having another big man on the floor seems to be a must for the Suns to even stand a chance against the Lakers.
Suns coach Alvin Gentry announced last week that Lopez will play in a limited capacity for the Suns, which gave fans a shred of hope that the team could get Steve Nash to the NBA Finals for the first time in his career.
Many say that even with Lopez playing, the Suns haven't a prayer, but we want to know what you think: Is Lopez enough to push the Suns to the top over Kobe & Co.
Let us know what you think -- and see the results of Friday's poll -- after the jump.
Friday's poll question: What was Andrew Thomas really doing when he wasn't in the office?
-10 percent say feverishly trying to re-grow his moustache.
-19 percent say perfecting his Wikipedia page.
-10 percent say writing another sympathetic book about kids at Harvard saying the N-word.
-61 percent say getting smacked in the nose with a rolled-up copy of E.J. Montini's column after pissing on Joe Arpaio's carpet.
Here is your morning poll: