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NetsDaily May 11, 2015

Woelfel: Lopez may consider the Bucks in free agency

Following a strong second half of the season where he destroyed NBA defenses, Brook Lopez has a lot of choices. He could be one of the most sought after free agents this summer, if he decides to opt out of his contract, which would pay him $16.7 million net year. Or Lopez can wait till his contract expires a year from June. If he did that, he'd enter unrestricted free agency when the salary cap is set to spike to around $90 million in 2016, making max salaries as much as 30 percent richer. Several teams have been connected to Lopez over the past several weeks, such as his hometown Los...
NetsDaily May 10, 2015

Would a Nets rebuild scrare Brook Lopez away?

The Nets all but said they're going to do all they can to dump Deron Williams and Joe Johnson and turn the team over to Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young.  That would, on the surface, seem to be appealing to Lopez who in the words of Matt Moore, has seen the Nets "[jerk] him around for five years with trade rumors, never wanting to build around him and constantly chasing stars, even as he turned into arguably the game's best offensive center." There's also the stability issue in the Nets favor, notes Moore. By and large, Brooklyn could afford him the most stability. Lopez and Lionel...
New York Daily News May 6, 2015
Nets GM hopes to keep Brook Lopez, trade rest of Big 3

Nets GM hopes to keep Brook Lopez, trade rest of Big 3

As the dust settled on Brooklyn's failed five-year plan, GM Billy King set the tone for the new strategy in his State of the Nets Address.

Billy King on the Nets future

EAST RUTHERFORD — For most of his time in a Nets uniform, Brook Lopez has been the expendable one. Three years ago, the Nets built their core in Brooklyn around Lopez, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson — but only after …
NetsDaily May 6, 2015

Billy King: Lopez and Young "both want to be here and we want them here"

Nets general manager Billy King spoke to the media on Wednesday and discussed some key points heading into the summer. Nets general manager Billy King addressed the media at the team’s practice facility on Wednesday morning, and made it very clear that his primary goal heading into this offseason is to bring back Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. King said that the Nets want to re-sign Lopez and Young, both of whom have player options this summer. He sees them as two keys to build around for the future. He added that both have made it known to the team that they're interested in...
New York Post May 6, 2015

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

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...
NetsDaily May 5, 2015

How Brook Lopez can get security ... and a big contract

Brook Lopez is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract and try free agency. If he does, conventional wisdom is that he will give up a chance to cash in big next summer when the salary cap will be inflated by the national TV rights deal.  But in a series of tweets, Mike Mazzeo suggests that there's an alternative available to him and his agent, Arn Tellem, where he can get security ... and cash in a little later when there will be another bump in the cap. Here's how... Interesting: someone brought up possibility that Brook Lopez would be smart to take a two-year max deal with...
New York Post May 2, 2015

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

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...
New York Daily News Apr 30, 2015
Brook Lopez has proved he is most valuable Net

Brook Lopez has proved he is most valuable Net

Friday may very well be Brook Lopez’s final game with the Nets, depending on several factors.
NetsDaily Apr 30, 2015

Film Study: How the Hawks stopped Brook Lopez

The Hawks got a crucial Game 5 win Wednesday night in Atlanta. Atlanta was great from beyond the arc and executed their game plan to a T, with a major part being shutting down Brook Lopez. Lopez has been playing heavy minutes for Brooklyn all series long and has been the team's most consistent threat to score every trip down. Although, in Game 5, the Hawks had an answer to the seven-footer's game, by forcing him into the middle of the floor and having other defenders double down on him. The Nets' center has been a force down low through the first four games of the series by simply being...
NetsDaily Apr 28, 2015

NBA Executives expect Brook Lopez to receive max offers in free agency

Brook Lopez has been on a tear since the calendar flipped to March, and it has continued into the postseason. The eighth seeded Nets are tied 2-2 with the Atlanta Hawks thanks in part to Lopez's play. Fred Kerber spoke to executives and scouts around the league to gauge what Lopez can be worth on the open market, and the results aren't that surprising. "Brook Lopez was the best center in the league in March and April," one league scout told Kerber. Lopez is facing a $16.7 million player option this offseason that he may opt-in to so he can hit the open market when the salary cap is...
New York Post Apr 28, 2015

NBA execs agree: Nets desperately need Brook Lopez long term

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,...
NetsDaily Apr 27, 2015

LISTEN UP! 'B-R-O-O-K (L-Y-N) come again, Atlanta'

Hear what the Brooklyn Nets had to say after defeating the Atlanta Hawks 120-115 in a Game 4 overtime thriller. Deron Williams: 35 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals. Brook Lopez: 26 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and four blocked shots. Joe Johnson: 17 points, six rebounds and five assists. Bojan Bogdanovic: 15 points & six rebounds. Jarrett Jack: Four points &  three steals. Lionel Hollins:
NetsDaily Apr 27, 2015

Hawks to focus on Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez in Game 4

Following a 91-83 Nets victory in Game 3, led by Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson's play—among others—the Atlanta Hawks are taking notice. The Nets offense was humming for a majority of the game and Lopez couldn't be contained down low. The Hawks vow to turn it up on the defensive end. Paul Millsap spoke Sunday to Marc Berman of The New York Post about the Nets game plan and who Brooklyn is trying to get involved. "We know what they are trying to run, who they are trying to get the ball to,’’ Millsap said. "It’s just us trying to stop them and their two players in particular — Brook...
NetsDaily Apr 27, 2015

Brook Lopez, an increasingly hot property ... IF he opts out

Brook Lopez has said more than once that he won't think about free agency until the playoffs are over, and his play would indicate he doesn't want to face that decision too soon.  He's averaging 19.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.67 blocks per game against  the Hawks this series. In his last playoff series, vs. the Bulls two years ago, he went for 22.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 blocks. Lopez is not just producing, but producing when it counts. "He’s a top tier dude," Jarrett Jack told SheridanHoops Mike Scotto after Game 3. "He’s right up there with the other big-name centers in...

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