Originally posted on Brooklyn Balling  |  Last updated 2/17/13
Brook Lopez, trying to avenge his loss in the Sears Shooting Stars competition last night on All-Star Saturday, will suit up for the Eastern Conference this evening at the Toyota Center in his first-ever All-Star appearance   We start off a jampacked All-Star edition of Netlinked with some non-All-Star, but Nets-crucial, news. Brooklyn is now being linked to yet another power forward that is reportedly being shopped by his team, which is the third we have heard (after Josh Smith and Paul MIllsap) regarding the Nets this season. That player is J.J. Hickson of the Portland Trail Blazers, whom a report from Stefan Bondy of the Daily News cites as a target of the "increasingly desperate" Nets, who appear to want to make some sort of trade in the worst of ways. Hickson is probably the most reasonable target Billy King has because Portland has dangled him in trade speculation for awhile now and because he isn't of the same star caliber as Smith and Millsap. Moving on...
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