Brook Lopez Injury UpdateUp to the minute news and rumors on Brook Lopez's injury
The Brooklyn Nets' turnaround since Jan. 1 has been a team effort. They’ve overcome injuries to Brook Lopez, Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko, with a number of players stepping up. Paul Pierce #34 SFBrooklyn Nets 2014 STATS GM71 PPG13.5 RPG4.7 APG2.4 FG%.450 FT%.835 But if you want to know how much each player has meant on the offensive and defensive ends, ESPN is introducing a new advanced metric that might help: real plus-minus.
NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets have been through a lot this season: from Jason Kidd’s involvement in sodagate to Lawrence Frank’s demotion to Brook Lopez’s season-ending injury to their 10-21 start. But for all the trials and tribulations that they had to endure early on, their resolve never wavered. And on Jan. 1, 2014, following a blowout defeat in San Antonio, the Nets decided they were going to turn their season around. And that’s exactly what they did.
In that important struggle to keep Brook Lopez healthy, the Nets will try something different when the center returns before next season: cut his weight.
Prior to the Nets' game with the Celtics on March 21, GM Billy King gives an update on center Brook Lopez, who underwent surgery to stabilize his left ankle earlier this month. Subscribe for more exclusive Nets videos: http://yesnet.me/10FUHE2 Follow YES
ESPNNewYork.com's Nets reporter Mike Mazzeo discusses Brook Lopez's season-ending foot injury and how it will affect Lopez going forward.