Brook Lopez RUMORS & NEWS

  • The Thunder Came Very Close to Drafting Brook Lopez Over Russell Westbrook in 2008

    Complex "If the Thunder didn’t have Russell Westbrook on their team right now, there’s a pretty good chance they wouldn’t be up 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. Hell, if the Thunder didn’t have Russell Westbrook on their team right now, there’s a pretty good chance they wouldn’t..." May 25

  • Kenny Atkinson: Brook Lopez is "absolutely" a "building block" for Brooklyn Nets

    Nets Daily "In an interview with Chris Mannix of NBC Sports Friday, Kenny Atkinson lavished praise on his center, calling him "absolutely" a building block with the Nets going forward ... admitted there are areas, particularly on defense where he could be "a little better." Mannix noted that "Nets coaches..." May 21

  • Brook Lopez: I’m on same page with GM about Nets’ future

    New York Post "Brook Lopez’s first season since re-upping with the Nets hasn’t gone the way he or the team had hoped, shut down in the dying days of a 21-56 campaign. But Lopez has spoken with new general manager Sean Marks, and will do so again at more length. Lopez, 28, insisted he has no regrets about..." April 06

  • Nets' Brook Lopez: Shut down for rest of season

    CBS Sports "Lopez has been ruled out for the rest of the 2015-16 season, Mike Mazzeo of reports. Lopez isn't necessarily dealing with any specific injury, but with the Nets ruled out of the playoffs, they're not going to risk any further strain and they'll keep him sidelined for the team's final..." April 03

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    devin kharpertian @uuords

    Tony Brown: scenario in which Brook Lopez & Thaddeus Young see minutes reduction or rest-related shutdown has been discussed

  • Brook Lopez has been so good, he’s altering Nets’ schemes

    New York Post "Despite the rise of small-ball and their own revved-up tempo, the Nets aren’t de-emphasizing Brook Lopez. Just the opposite. Interim coach Tony Brown likened Lopez to some of the great classic centers of the past. And since he has taken the reins, Brown has searched for ways to hide Lopez’s..." February 24

  • Nets looking at Raps as trade partner

    TSN "Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young could be on their way out of Brooklyn. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Nets are willing to deal both stars and Young could be moved in a trade to the Toronto Raptors. Isola reports a deal to send Young to the Raptors could send forward..." February 15

  • Mannix: Brooklyn Nets have "foot" protections on Brook Lopez contract

    Nets Daily "In an article on how the Wizards might construct a contract for the injury-prone Bradley Beal, Chris Mannix cites previously undisclosed protections in Brook Lopez's current deal protections that would limit the Nets liability if he had a recurrence of his foot injuries. Mannix writes of how..." January 30

  • Brook Lopez has no regrets about staying with Nets

    North Jersey "Brook Lopez had his chance to leave the Nets over the summer. He didn't take it. Lopez signed a three-year, $60 million deal to stay with the only team he's ever known. After playing through the tumultuous final years in New Jersey, he wanted to be a part of success when it comes to..." January 10

  • NBA twins can’t live together because their cats hate each other

    New York Post "Leading up to Friday’s Nets vs. Knicks face-off, two of the competing athletes are having a real catfight. The Knicks’ new 7-foot center, Robin Lopez, has harsh words about his twin brother, Brook, who plays for the crosstown competition. More specifically, he’s trash-talking his sibling’s..." November 29

  • Brook Lopez thrilled ‘scary’ foot issue didn’t cost him

    New York Post "When Brook Lopez felt a twinge in his right foot Saturday night in Milwaukee, he also felt a knot in his stomach. “It was scary,” Lopez said. “We wanted to make sure it was nothing. I wanted to go back in, I wanted to keep playing, but [Nets athletic trainer Tim Walsh] pulled me.” It was..." November 10

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Billy King is giving an update on Brook Lopez. He isn't practicing today -- but because of back spasms. He's expected to play Wednesday.

  • Brook Lopez exits Nets' loss with sore right foot; X-rays negative

    ESPN "Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez left Saturday night's 94-86 loss in Milwaukee with a sore right foot. X-rays were negative, according to the team. It is unknown whether there will be any further testing, according to the New York Post. Lopez has undergone three surgeries on his right foot..." November 08

  • Source: Brook Lopez avoids serious foot injury, expected to play against Rockets

    Yahoo! Sports "Despite a spiraling start to the season, the Brooklyn Nets discovered Sunday that they haven't lost franchise center Brook Lopez to yet another right foot injury. After an MRI on his surgically repaired right foot turned out to be negative, Lopez is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday..." November 08

  • Brook Lopez gets green light to shoot 3s, but seems reluctant

    New York Post "Is this finally the season Brook Lopez will start shooting 3-pointers? Maybe. Lopez, long one of the best long-distance shooting big men in the league, had only taken seven 3-pointers during the first six years of his career before going 1-for-10 behind the arc last year. He buried his only..." October 07

  • Young and Lopez were the biggest deal of the summer

    Nets Daily "We think of Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young as a unit: two guys who when paired make the other better. It was evident in their play after the deadline. The Nets went 17-15 with the two of them on the court together and as they got better acquainted, the team's record and their performances got..." July 18

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Says at least one source close to talks on expected 3/60M deal for Brook Lopez and 4/50M deal for Thad Young: "Consider them done deals"

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Brooklyn is moving rapidly toward extensions with free agents Brook Lopez and Thad Young, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Nets re-sign Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young

    SI "The Brooklyn Nets re-signed center Brook Lopez and forward Thaddeus Young, with both players agreeing to multiyear deals, reports’s Mike Mazzeo. No financial terms were disclosed in the report, but a source of Mazzeo’s told him “consider them done deals.” Lopez is figured to receive..." July 01

  • Reports: Brook Lopez ops out, Nets 'strong frontrunners' to sign him

    New York Daily News "After a year off from splurging, Mikhail Prokhorov is prepping for another summer spending spree. Brook Lopez has opted out of the final year of his contract and will become a free agent, the Daily News first reported Friday, with an early expectation that he’ll re-sign with the Nets for big..." June 28

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    After Brook Lopez opted out of contract today, the Nets remain a strong frontrunner to re-sign him, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN

    Source: Brook Lopez has opted out of his contract.

  • Bucks to Pursue Brook Lopez, Tyson Chandler

    ESPN "Five burning questions and answers in the wake of the Milwaukee Bucks' first-round exit and their trade Thursday of veteran forward Ersan Ilyasova to Detroit: 1. What do the Bucks plan to do with their newfound salary-cap space? By jettisoning Ilyasova for the more cap-friendly contracts of..." June 13

  • 363d @NetsDaily

    King saying Nets intend to re-sign Lopez and Young seems to indicate both have told him they're opting out.

  • Nets offseason: Can Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young fix this mess?

    Sporting News "Assets Joe Johnson (one year, $25 million) and Deron Williams (two years, $43 million) are at the top of the Nets’ asset chart, and any team that finds itself in that situation is going to be in some trouble. The Nets are in some trouble, especially because they will swap draft picks with the..." May 12

  • Nets GM: Brook Lopez wanted back, other Big 3 are trade chips

    New York Post "Brook Lopez has been the subject of plenty of trade rumors the past few years. But after an impressive second half, the Nets have made it clear they view him as the franchise’s centerpiece moving forward. Nets general manager Billy King reaffirmed that Wednesday, saying he’s committed to..." May 07

  • Nets Prioritizing Re-Signing Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets will "explore all options" this offseason while not ruling out a trade. The Nets' first priority, however, will be improving internally and to re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. King says the Nets' long-term plan is to build around Lopez and..." May 06

  • Is Brook Lopez returning to the Nets? He ‘doesn’t know’

    New York Post "The biggest question the Nets will face this summer is what the future will hold for their biggest player. Brook Lopez has the ability to opt-out of the final year of his contract this summer and become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his seven-year NBA career. So what will..." May 03

  • NBA execs agree: Nets desperately need Brook Lopez long term

    New York Post "Avery Johnson, once asked if he dreamed of a Nets team with Carmelo Anthony, responded, “I dream of the day my center grabs 10 rebounds.” That center was Brook Lopez, of course, the same center the Nets tried to replace with Dwight Howard several times, the same center they discussed trading to..." April 28

  • Lopez's play gives Nets a fighting chance

    ESPN New York "The Atlanta Hawks, despite leading this first-round series 2-1, are shooting just 39 percent over the first three games -- and Brooklyn Nets rim protector Brook Lopez is a big reason why. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Hawks have gone 5-for-21 in the series on shots contested by..." April 27

  • Nets vets Williams, Lopez explain their long-overdue chemistry

    New York Post "When the Nets traded for Deron Williams five years ago, they expected to have plenty of nights when he and Brook Lopez teamed up in the pick-and-roll to dominate their opponents. The Nets would have envisioned many games exactly like Monday’s victory over the Trail Blazers. Williams finished..." April 08

  • Execs Expect Brook Lopez To Opt Out

    Real GM Basketball "Brook Lopez is expected to opt out of his contract for the 15-16 season, according to most executives. Lopez has played extremely well of late, winning the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award in each of the past two weeks. Lopez has a PER of 25.8 after the All-Star Game compared to..." April 07

  • Brook & Robin Lopez's crazy night out... at McDonalds!

    Nets Daily "Brook Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets won their fifth straight game at home and helped their playoff chances with a 106-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Before the game, Robin Lopez, Brook's brother jokingly said, "It's amazing how far you can go with a crappy center." Lopez then scored..." April 07

  • Lopez, Monroe revival could be eye-opener for Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Maybe Knicks president Phil Jackson can finally stir the Knicks-Nets rivalry pot this summer by convincing Brooklyn’s raging-hot center Brook Lopez to swap boroughs. Amid a heated playoff push, the Nets arrived at the Garden Wednesday, and nipped the Knicks in the final seconds, 100-98, in a..." April 02

  • The tweak Nets made to wake Brook Lopez from slumber

    New York Post "The Nets head into their biggest game of the season on their hottest roll of the year. And that’s because center Brook Lopez is playing some of the best basketball of his life, convincing even coach Lionel Hollins to proclaim how much he wants the free-agent-to-be to return next season. The..." April 01

  • Woj: Brook Lopez has not decided on option this summer

    Nets Daily "We missed this on Thursday (Sorry, Joe and Evan) but in his weekly chat on WFAN, Adrian Wojnarowski spoke extensively about the Nets last week, the biggest news being that he doesn't think Brook Lopez and his agents have decided what to do come June 30, when they will have to either opt out of his..." March 31

  • Why Brook Lopez has plenty of reason to test free-agent market

    New York Post "The Nets’ biggest question coming into this season was how Brook Lopez would bounce back from the most recent injury to his right foot. Now, it appears the Nets’ biggest question leaving this season will be whether Lopez’s play on the court has priced him out of coming back to the only team he’s..." March 23

  • Nets center Brook Lopez set to break ground on big new Disney home

    New York Daily News "Because the only thing better than visiting Disney World is staying there forever, Mickey Mouse is getting a new 7-foot neighbor with smooth post moves. Nets center Brook Lopez, 26, a longtime Disneyphile with a Goofy figurine in his locker, told the Daily News that he is building a luxury home..." March 18

  • Sources: Nets working on Lopez-to-OKC deal

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder are engaged in serious talks on a trade that could swap disgruntled point guard Reggie Jackson for center Brook Lopez, multiple sources told on Thursday. The Nets and Thunder discussed a deal for Lopez last month that didn't include Jackson..." February 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Brooklyn, OKC could have traction on Brook Lopez talks again -- if Nets believe they can convince Reggie Jackson to sign extension.

  • Source: Nets still lukewarm on Brook Lopez trade options

    Sporting News "When the nearly completed trade that would have sent Brook Lopez from the Nets to the Thunder collapsed last month, word was that the deal would move to the backburner but could heat up again as the trade deadline approached. The trade deadline is approaching. Which burner is that Lopez deal—or..." February 17

  • Nets' Lopez heating up as trade rumors simmer

    ESPN New York "For much of this season, Brook Lopez's name has been mentioned often either in trade rumors or stories pertaining to what Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins might have said about the center. But despite all the talk around him, Lopez is starting to hit his stride and make more noise with..." February 03

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Denver, I'm told, has been pushing an offer of J.J. Hickson/JaVale McGee for B-Lopez. Nets have so far been firm in their refusal to take it

  • Report: Lopez-Stephenson-Perkins 3-way trade 'dead'

    CBS Sports "The potential three-way trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets is "dead, at least for now," according to the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell. The trade reportedly would have looked something like this: Thunder receive: Brook Lopez Nets receive:..." January 16

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Nets,Hornets,OKC talking 3-way trade. Brook Lopez 2 OKC, Lance Stephenson 2 BKN, Jeremy Lamb/Jarrett Jack 2 Charlotte.Talks ongoing

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Brooklyn has accelerated trade discussions for Brook Lopez with the intention on moving him soon, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM

    Hearing Nets continue to talk to teams about Brook Lopez. Sources say Miami has shown a strong interest.

  • SI's Mannix: 'Brook Lopez is the most likeliest' of the Nets to be traded

    Nets Daily "Chris Mannix of fielded a few NBA questions in this week's Mailbag, one of which had to do with whether or not the Brooklyn Nets were looking to trade big man Brook Lopez. Mannix said that the Nets were looking to "make some kind of move," then mentioning, however, that the team does..." January 08

  • Nets, Thunder talked Brook Lopez trade

    Nets Daily "Ohm Youngmisuk reports that the Nets talked "recently" with the Thunder about a trade that would have sent Brook Lopez to the Thunder in what essentially would have been a salary dump. He tweeted... Was told Nets + OKC recently talked involving Lopez, K. Perkins (expiring deal), P. Jones, L...." January 06

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Of Deron, Joe and Lopez, heard most likely to be moved is the point guard. Also, talks with the Kings are not dead, just in hibernation

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