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New York Post Nov 25, 2014
Nets’ Hollins gives brutal examination of Brook Lopez

Nets’ Hollins gives brutal examination of Brook Lopez

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...

Is Brook Lopez making progress? It depends on who you ask

EAST RUTHERFORD — Brook Lopez has struggled throughout the first month of the season. But Lionel Hollins isn’t lowering the big expectations he has for his starting center. “There’s people that come into this league and their whole life they’re …
New York Post Nov 23, 2014
Nets rewind: Brook Lopez needs to get back to his best

Nets rewind: Brook Lopez needs to get back to his best

Here are three thoughts from the Nets 99-87 loss to the Spurs in San Antonio Saturday night: 1. Brook Lopez had a poor game, finishing with six points on 3-for-8...
New York Post Nov 16, 2014
Brook Lopez still getting his footing: ‘Slower than I thought’

Brook Lopez still getting his footing: ‘Slower than I thought’

Brook Lopez’s uneven start to the 2014-15 season neatly encapsulates the struggles the Nets have had to find their footing thus far. Lopez admitted after Saturday’s 97-87 loss to the...
New York Daily News Nov 14, 2014
Nets defense sputters in 107-99 loss to Warriors

Nets defense sputters in 107-99 loss to Warriors

The schedule called for a tough one and the Nets weren’t ready. They were just overmatched and overwhelmed. Brooklyn dropped its second in a row Thursday, falling to a quicker Warriors team, 107-99, as the defense sputtered again and Brook Lopez continued a disturbing trend of failing to rebound.
NetsDaily Nov 13, 2014
The Lopez Brothers feud takes off

The Lopez Brothers feud takes off

On Saturday, Brook Lopez and his brother Robin will face off in Portland and already there is plenty of what they used to call bulletin board material floating around. We think it's mostly good-natured, but we can't be sure. Over the weekend, Brook was quoted this way when Steve Serby of the Post asked him about Robin. The Brooklyn Nets Center responded: "Robin’s an idiot." Asked if he was trying to get Robin’s attention, Brook told Serby: "Yeah, yeah. … Robin’s a complete moron." So Robin got his chance to respond last night on Comcast Sports Net. "I expected a little bit more from...
New York Post Nov 13, 2014
Nets’ Brook Lopez held scoreless in a second half to forget

Nets’ Brook Lopez held scoreless in a second half to forget

PHOENIX — Brook Lopez played in the fourth quarter, but the results weren’t what he wanted. After being left on the bench for the final 12 minutes of Sunday’s win...
New York Daily News Nov 12, 2014
Nets collapse in second half in loss to Suns

Nets collapse in second half in loss to Suns

Joe Johnson issued his challenge but he and the Nets could only deliver for one half. The second half was a disaster that reaffirmed the problems Johnson was lamenting. In the end, the Nets blew a 19-point lead as Brook Lopez struggled, Johnson went cold down the stretch and Phoenix’s fast-paced offense dominated Wednesday in Brooklyn’s 112-104 loss to the Suns.
NetsDaily Nov 11, 2014

Getting the most out of Brook Lopez seems to be Lionel Hollins top priority

It's not as if Lionel Hollins is the first Nets coach to needle Brook Lopez about his game.  Avery Johnson did a bit of it, telling reporters "I dream about our center getting 10 rebounds.". P.J. Carlesimo did something else, keeping Lopez out of three fourth quarters two years ago. But Hollins takes a bit further, is a bit more direct, as Tim Bontemps writes, recalling what the new coach said a week into training camp. "Making Brook a better basketball player is a priority. Being tougher, being more aggressive, thinking that every time the play is for him, but also being a guy that’s...
New York Post Nov 11, 2014
The tightrope Hollins must walk in bashing Brook Lopez

The tightrope Hollins must walk in bashing Brook Lopez

There is no arguing Lionel Hollins made the right decision going with Kevin Garnett instead of Brook Lopez in the final minutes of Sunday’s win over the Magic. But there...
New York Post Nov 9, 2014
Garnett relieves Lopez to help Nets beat Magic

Garnett relieves Lopez to help Nets beat Magic

As Sunday’s game between the Nets and Magic wore on, a familiar pattern began to emerge. Whenever Magic center Nikola Vucevic was in the game against Brook Lopez, he would...

Hollins' decision to sit Lopez pays off

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins benched former All-Star center Brook Lopez for the entire fourth quarter of Sunday afternoon's game -- a smart tactical decision that paid off in the form of a 104-96 victory over the Orlando Magic and a 3-1 homestand. Magic center Nikola Vucevic dominated Lopez for the first three quarters, so Hollins decided to go small, putting Kevin Garnett at center alongside Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Deron Williams.
NetsDaily Nov 9, 2014

Brook Lopez talks hoops, heroes, family and his "idiot" brother

Steve Serby last spoke with Lionel Hollins and it was quite revealing as the Nets coach broke down each of his key players' skillset and psyche.  Sunday, it's Brook Lopez's turn talking the Post's interviewer.  Lopez says his goal is to be the best team in the league, not just New York; talks about his hobbies, his upbringing and what basketball means to him. Here's a sample... On being Brooklyn's team and what it requires... "When you think back to Brooklyn and Dem Bums, the Brooklyn Dodgers — the grit, the toughness, the fortitude — and I think we like [to display] those traits...

Nets' Big Three look capable of big things

NEW YORK -- Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson had not scored at least 18 points in the same game since April 12, 2013, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That changed Friday night. Yes, for the first time in a very long time, all three members of Brooklyn’s “Big Three” played All-Star caliber basketball in the same game, at the same time. And the results spoke for themselves. Which leads to the obvious question: How good can the Nets be if Williams, Lopez and Johnson stay healthy?
New York Daily News Nov 7, 2014
Brook Lopez shines after criticism in Nets' win over Knicks

Brook Lopez shines after criticism in Nets' win over Knicks

It kind of fell off the radar – as most things do in this town involving the Nets (certainly compared to any controversy involving their opponent Friday) – but Lionel Hollins ripped into his center’s performance in Wednesday’s loss to Minnesota, using an analogy about prison toughness that dug up Brook Lopez’s reputation as a softie.

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