Brook Lopez RUMORS & NEWS

  • How Jeremy Lin’s strength can sharpen Brook Lopez’s game

    New York Post "Speaking about Jeremy Lin for the first time Friday since his acquisition, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said it’s not fair to expect Linsanity 2.0. But he did say the 27-year-old point guard will make Brooklyn’s best player better. “We’re so far removed from that. Different program, different..." July 09

  • Kenny Atkinson: Brooklyn Nets "absolutely" not interested in trading Brook Lopez

    Nets Daily "In addition to welcoming Isaiah Whitehead (back) to Brooklyn, Kenny Atkinson talked about a number of things Tuesday, but his most vigorous comment was in response to a question about Brook Lopez's future... The reason for the question is obvious. At his press conference, Atkinson said both..." June 29

  • Bulls' coach Hoiberg accidentally calls his new Lopez 'Brook'

    The Score "Robin Lopez is a good player - some would even argue the best player in last week's trade that sent Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks - but he's often second fiddle to his twin brother Brook of the Brooklyn Nets. Even Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg got confused during a..." June 27

  • 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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    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

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