Brook Lopez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nets' Brook Lopez out for opener, Mason Plumlee will start

    TheScore.com "Another year, another foot injury for Brook Lopez. The Brooklyn Nets big man, who played only 17 games last season due to a broken right foot, will miss the team's season opener against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday because of a midfoot sprain to the same foot. Head coach Lionel Hollins..." October 29

  • Brook Lopez "doubtful" for Opening Night

    Nets Daily "Brook Lopez participated in the non-contact portion of the Nets final preseason practice, but afterwards, the team listed the 7-footer as "doubtful" for Opening Night. A final decision will be made Wednesday in Boston, where the Nets take on the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. Lopez was diagnosed with a..." October 29

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    Lenn Robbins @LennRobbins

    #nets GM Billy King says he's optimistic about Brook Lopez's mild mid foot sprain. King says the Nets will not restrict his minutes

  • Brook Lopez out 10 to 14 days with "soft tissue" injury to right foot

    Nets Daily "Ohm Youngmisuk reports that Brook Lopez will be out for 10 days to two weeks with a "soft issue" injury to his surgically reconstructed right foot. Youngmisuk, citing league sources, reports the seven-footer "might miss the next 10 days to two weeks with a soft tissue injury in his surgically..." October 17

  • Net concerns about Brook Lopez still afoot

    New York Daily News "Brook Lopez barreled into the paint for a layup, the biggest man on the floor embracing the contact and finishing at the rim near the end of a five-on-five drill in training camp. About 10 months ago, a very similar move in Philadelphia finished Lopez’s season, leaving him to face a scary..." October 02

  • Nets' Brook Lopez says he's lost about 15 pounds

    CBSSports.com "Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has lost some weight while recovering from his fractured fifth metatarsal. It's not quite a Carmelo or LeBron situation -- Lopez is still close to 275 pounds -- but it's different than this time last year. From The New York Post's Tim Bontemps: Lopez, who..." August 21

  • This Nets big man is leaner and aiming for a bounce-back season

    New York Post "The Nets will be getting a visibly thinner Brook Lopez when training camp begins next month. Lopez, who arrived at training camp last fall weighing around 290 pounds before playing at a weight several pounds lighter, looked noticeably thinner while participating in a youth healthy lifestyle..." August 21

  • Lionel Hollins excited about the progress made by Deron Williams and Brook Lopez

    Newsday "The excitement in Lionel Hollins' voice was easily detectable, a sign of the healthy progress of his two key cogs. Deron Williams and Brook Lopez are coming off surgery, both apparently on track to be ready when training camp begins next month, and Hollins couldn't be more pleased. Lopez..." August 07

  • Brook Lopez staying positive despite foot injury

    New York Post "Brook Lopez isn’t a doctor, but he’s dealt with enough issues with his right foot he didn’t need one to tell him what had happened when the X-rays came back after he awkwardly fell on it during the Nets’ loss to the 76ers in December. “I’ve seen enough before,” Lopez said Sunday night at..." February 10

  • Lopez optimistic, but history says recovery will be no slam dunk

    New York Post "One year ago, Brook Lopez was a first-time All-Star for the Nets, recently signed to a four-year, $60 million contract. But now, one week away from the NBA’s annual All-Star bash, Lopez is recuperating from his fourth surgical procedure on his right foot. There are reasons for optimism. But..." February 09

  • Nets' Lopez has extensive surgery on right foot, out for year

    CBSSports.com "Brook Lopez underwent an extensive surgical procedure on his broken right foot Saturday in an effort to spare the Nets' center any further damage to the area that has hindered him for three years. A team of surgeons, including one of the doctors who finally ended Grant Hill's struggle with..." January 05

  • Lakers asked about Brook Lopez

    ESPN.com "Pau Gasol for Brook Lopez? It would seem, on the surface, that merely posing such a question is a moot point given that Lopez is out for the season after re-breaking his troublesome right foot. Beneath the surface, though, there are at least two reasons to address it here: 1. Sources..." December 30

  • Nets center Brook Lopez to have another surgery on Jan. 4

    Newark Star-Ledger "Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will undergo surgery on his foot Jan. 4, the team announced Saturday. Lopez, who will not play this season, will have the fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot repaired. The team said further information will be released after the surgery. This will..." December 29

  • When Nets don’t have Williams or Lopez (half the time), they’re 32-68

    New York Post "Ever since the Nets traded for Deron Williams in February 2011, their plan has been to build their team around Williams and an All-Star center. At first, that center was expected to be Dwight Howard. But once the protracted negotiations to acquire him from the Magic fell through, the Nets wound..." December 24

  • Nets' Lopez has broken foot out remainder of season

    ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets' disappointing start to the season hit a low point with the loss of All-Star center Brook Lopez for the season to a broken foot, league sources confirmed Saturday. Lopez broke his surgically-repaired right foot that he fractured in 2011 and later had a screw replaced in...." December 21

  • Nets, particularly Lopez, need to grab more boards

    New York Post "After looking at the video of Wednesday’s 113-107 loss to the Wizards, Nets coach Jason Kidd’s assessment of why his team lost didn’t change. “We’ve got to rebound the ball,” Kidd said after the team went through a film session but otherwise had the day off Thursday. “It’s understanding the..." December 20

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Brook Lopez will be in the starting lineup tonight along with Williams, Johnson, Anderson and Garnett. #Nets

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Terry and Kirilenko sat out today. Brook Lopez -- who then practiced -- is again listed as questionable for tomorrow.

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Brook Lopez is out tonight. Jason Kidd said it was too much of a risk and we "wasnt moving as much as I would like" at shootaround.

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Brook Lopez says he's "pretty sure" he'll play.

  • Nets’ Lopez feeling better

    New York Post "The Nets have suffered through one piece of bad injury news after another so far this season, but it appears they may have finally caught a break. Although Brook Lopez sat out Friday night’s 103-99 loss to the Pistons with a sprained left ankle — the same type of injury that cost him seven..." December 14

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Jason Kidd said Brook will travel to Detroit but isn't sure behind that. #Nets

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Brook Lopez (sprained left ankle) is questionable for tonight against the Pistons. New target return for Terry and Kirilenko is 1-to-2 weeks

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    #Nets say Brook (ankle) is out tonight vs. #Pistons.

  • Lopez re-sprains left ankle vs. Clippers

    ESPN.com "Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez re-sprained his left ankle late in the third quarter of Thursday night’s 102-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Lopez plans to travel to Detroit for Friday night’s game, and wants to play, but is uncertain if he will, saying it will be up to trainer Tim..." December 13

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    Kidd says Lopez will play. KG, however, will have the night off.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Brook Lopez is a game-time decision for tonight's game. My guess -- just a guess -- is that he'll play.

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    #Nets say Brook Lopez is a game time decision vs. #Rockets tonight. Deron did not make trip and will be re-evaluated on Monday.

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Once again, Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko and Terry are out for the Nets tonight.

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Brook Lopez and Deron Williams are out for tomorrow's game against division-leading Raptors

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Williams, Lopez, Kirilenko and Terry all out again today against Detroit.

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Brook, Deron, Jason Terry and Andrei Kirilenko are out vs. #Wolves tonight.

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    Injury update for tonight at Charlotte: @jasonterry31 (bruised left knee) is a GTD, Lopez (ankle) and Kirilenko (back) are OUT. #Nets

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Brook Lopez was limping pretty badly leaving the locker room. Deron not so much.

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Wow. #Nets say Deron (ankle), Paul Pierce (groin) and Brook (ankle) are all out vs. #Clippers tonight.

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Kidd says Brook Lopez (sprained right ankle) and Andray Blatche (sprained left ankle) will both play tonight.

  • Brook Lopez says Nets game vs. Heat will be 'statement game'

    New York Daily News "Leave it to the most unassuming Net to come up with the most provocative statement on the eve of the team’s long-awaited home opener against the Miami Heat on Friday. With his teammates and coaches urging caution, Brook Lopez barreled into the conversation with the authority of a rim-rattling..." November 01

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    Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

    The #Nets OUT tonight vs. @celtics are: @DeronWilliams @TheJoeJohnson7 @paulpierce34 Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez.

  • Nets' Lopez in boot after surgery on right foot, says he feels 'great'

    New York Post "Brook Lopez was coming off the best season of his career and getting ready to head out of town for the summer when he got a disappointing piece of news from Nets athletic trainer Tim Walsh. For the third time in less than two years he needed surgery on his right foot this time to replace a..." August 14

  • More foot surgery for Nets' Lopez

    New York Post "With Nets legend Jason Kidd recently hired as the team’s head coach, the draft set to be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night and free agency beginning next week, it has been an exciting few weeks for the franchise. But the excitement level around the Nets took a bit of a hit..." June 25

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    Brook Lopez had the screw in his surgically repaired right foot replaced, Nets say. It was discovered to be bent in postseason physical.

  • Lopez, Williams won’t let their season die

    New York Post "Sixteen seconds into the fourth quarter, the hush that settled on Barclays Center was palpable. Jimmy Butler had just knocked down a 3-point shot, and the Chicago Bulls were within a point, and you could almost see the bad tidings forming in the thought bubbles above every one of the 17,732 heads..." April 30

  • This time, Lopez tweaks, but doesn’t hurt, his right foot

    New York Post "The last thing the Nets wanted to see yesterday was Brook Lopez on the ground reaching for his right foot. But that’s exactly what they saw when Lopez, after jumping to contest a Carlos Boozer shot in the paint midway through the second quarter of the Nets’ 142-134 triple overtime loss in Game..." April 28

  • Lopez looms large, sets tone in physical series

    New York Post "While the Bulls were hemming and hawing about whether or not Joakim Noah was going to play in Game 1 last night at Barclays Center, P.J. Carlesimo kept saying it was more about how the Nets played than who played for the Bulls. “It won’t change what we do,” the Nets coach said just before..." April 21

  • Evans’ teaching gives Lopez boost

    New York Post "Reggie Evans has made it his mission to improve Brook Lopez’s game this season. And now, as Evans and the Nets prepare to kick off their first postseason as Brooklyn’s team tomorrow against the Bulls, he said he thinks his protégé is ready for his first taste of playoff basketball. “Man,..." April 19

  • Williams, Johnson and Lopez lead Nets in win over Celtics

    New York Daily News "Perhaps it was revenge for the spanking the Celtics gave the Nets on Christmas, or the Rajon Rondo-initiated fight here back in November. More likely, though, was that the Nets’ 101-93 victory over Boston Wednesday night was the result of the Nets being simply better than the Celtics. There was..." April 11

  • Nets' Lopez playing 'at less than 100 percent'

    New York Post "Nets interim coach P.J. Carleismo said before Saturday night's game against the Jazz that he initially didn't think Brook Lopez would play after suffering a hard fall in Friday's loss in Denver. "Brook's pretty dinged up," Carlesimo said. "I didn't think Brook was going to play, to be honest with..." March 31

  • Oh, brother! Brook and Robin Lopez the center of attention

    New York Post "Before he went out and faced his twin Robin in New Orleans just over two weeks ago, Brook Lopez had a poignant observation about his brother. “Worst player in the league,” Brook proclaimed. Last night, with Barclays Center as the venue, Robin returned the favor. “That guy’s a jackass, so..." March 13

  • Nets defeat Hornets, 108-98, behind Brook Lopez's 26 points

    Newark Star-Ledger "Having Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche on the floor at the same time worked in a big way for the Nets. Brooklyn’s big men combined for 44 points in a 108-98 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night. Lopez led all scorers with 26 points and enjoyed sharing the floor with Blatche,..." March 13

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