Brook Lopez RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 "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' "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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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    #Nets say Brook has entered the conditioning part of his rehabilitation process. He will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

  • D-Will, Lopez, Johnson on trade block, sources say

    ESPN New York "The Brooklyn Nets have begun reaching out to teams to let them know that former All-Stars Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson are all available via trade, has learned. League sources told that ‎the Nets, off to a disappointing 8-11 start and looking to retool after..." December 09

  • Brook Lopez out at least a week with lower back strain

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Brooklyn Nets announced that center Brook Lopez underwent an MRI that revealed a lower back strain. He’s out at least a week, at which time he will be re-evaluated. It’s been a rough few years for Lopez, health-wise. His last healthy season was 2012-13, when he played 74 games, but overall..." December 08

  • Nets’ Hollins gives brutal examination of Brook Lopez

    New York Post "Lionel Hollins has offered pointed critiques of Brook Lopez’s game before, as have other Nets coaches before him. But after the Brooklyn center got outplayed badly in San Antonio and benched for yet another fourth quarter, Hollins’ latest critique raised eyebrows because it was as complete as it..." November 25

  • Hollins wouldn't talk about Brook Lopez after loss: 'not a good time' "When Lionel Hollins took over as coach for the Brooklyn Nets, immediately people wondered if his hard-nosed style would mesh well with Brook Lopez. Hollins is a very "old school" type of coach who believes in toughness overall, while Lopez has traditionally been more of a finesse player at the..." November 18

  • Is Brook Lopez the source of the Nets' 'selfishness?' " took a look at Joe Johnson's comments about the Nets' selfishness and regardless of whether this is who Johnson was talking about or not, the culprit for that alleged "selfishness" seems to be center Brook Lopez. Johnson went out of rehis way to simultaneously criticize his..." November 12

  • Confirmed: Brook Lopez to play vs. Thunder

    The Brooklyn Game "Brook Lopez is officially back. Lopez was listed as “probable” by the Nets heading into the game, leaving open a sliver of doubt about the possibility he’d return. But Lionel Hollins spoke at length about getting Lopez back in the swing of things against the Thunder, adding that he’ll have to..." November 03

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Brook Lopez won't play tomorrow. He's still feeling pain in his foot.

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

    The Score "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 "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 "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 "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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