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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez broke out last season, averaging 19.4 points to lead all NBA big men on his way to his first All-Star Game. However, his summer got off to a rough start, as it was confirmed that Lopez required surgery on his right foot for the third time in less than two years. Lopez was recently able to shed his walking boot and resume workouts, and he told Tim Bontemps of The New York Post that he expects to be ready in time for Nets’ training camp, which begins in September.“I feel great,” Lopez said. “I have been getting in some weight lifting, getting shots up and everything is going well. I’m not fully working out. I’m not jumping or running or anything like that, but we have a good month-and-a-half just until training camp starts, so we’ll definitely be all right by then.”While the foot injury has hampered Lopez over the past two seasons, he thinks that he’ll be able to get past it following what he hopes to be his final surgery.By adding the likes of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry this offseason, the Nets are clearly hoping to contend in the East. Brooklyn is counting on Lopez to once again be a major contributor to that effort, and, at least at this point, it appears he’ll be ready to do so by the time the regular season rolls around.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez expects to be ready for training camp after having surgery on his foot.
According to the New York Post, it was Lopez’s third foot surgery in the past two years.
“I think I was more disappointed than anything,” Lopez said. “I wasn’t concerned. I was disappointed, but it was best to do it when we did it, in the week after the season, to give...
Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams posted a video of himself playing dodgeball in a trampoline playground complex, and it looks like he was having a ball.
Williams was warming up for his upcoming "Dodge Barrage" fundraiser, a round-robin style celebrity dodgeball tournament, on September 19th at the Basketball City complex in NYC. Proceeds from the event will benefit...
Brooklyn Nets: Why the Nets had the NBA’s Best off Season
By Mike Samuels: HoopStuff Writer
Added: Coach Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Andre Kirilenko, Andray Blatche, Shaun Livingston, Mason Plumlee
Lost: C.J. Watson, Jerry Stackhouse, Keith Bogans, D.J. White, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks
Analysis: The Brooklyn Nets made some pretty...
The Nets already had talent in Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez last season, but now they’re stacked after adding Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Expectations are through the roof for first year head coach Jason Kidd’s ball club.
In order to live up to those expectations, Kidd’s veteran team must remain healthy. Paul Pierce is 35 and Kevin Garnett is 37. Reducing...
Kevin Garnett (pictured) and Paul Pierce are two veterans who, in winning a NBA Championship with the Celtics, displayed the perfect mix of toughness and pure ability. Now on the Nets, those two future Hall-of-Famers bring that hardened mentality to a Brooklyn squad that didn't exhibit much of that last season
One main objection and criticism many had regarding the...
Although Paul Pierce will be playing his basketball this year with the Brooklyn Nets, the former Celtics forward knows a thing or two about the city of Boston.
Recently, the fine folks over at Dish Network decided to put together a series of viral videos which shows famous athletes teaching people how to speak like people living in Boston.
Below is Pierce’s full video clip:
Jason Kidd and the Nets should probably start paying into the kitty for when the NBA decides to fine them this season.
Taking a page from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who was penalized by commissioner David Stern last season for resting players like Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, Kidd told reporters that Kevin Garnett “probably” will not play in back-to-back sets for the Nets....
There are few things that I like more than girls…I mean NBA players jumping on trampolines and recently, two notable NBA names decided to post their trampolines skills to the realm of Instagram.
Check out Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets and Nate Robinson do some awesome flips:
Deron Williams and Nate Robinson do flips on trampolines [The Basketball Jones]
The Nets have 20 back-to-back games scheduled for 2013-14, and head coach Jason Kidd says Kevin Garnett, 37, is unlikely to play in them.
According to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News:
Jason Kidd said Kevin Garnett probably won’t play in any back-to-backs. Kidd says he’s had discussions with Garnett about this.
Yesterday on TNLP, we featured a clip of Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams doing a series of flips on a trampoline but that wasn’t the only trampoline clip that caught our attention.
Check out this clip of Deron facing off in the same establishment against some little kids in a friendly game of dodgeball:
LeBron James made headlines earlier this week when he hinted at a run for head of the NBA’s players’ union. James said the union was “going backwards.” Jerry Stackhouse – an active participant in union activities – wasn’t pleased [CBS Sports - Ken Berger]:
Stackhouse, one of seven executive committee members elected at All-Star weekend in Houston this past February...
Since joining the Nets, Paul Pierce has enjoyed revving up the rivalry between Brooklyn and New York. “It’s time for the Brooklyn Nets to start running this city,” Pierce said before going telling Complex Magazine that he hates the Knicks “with a passion.” Raymond Felton answered Pierce’s “junk” talk, says Knicks are “still New York’s team,” even if Brooklyn...
All the talk this offseason has been about the Nets' starting five with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett being traded from Boston and joining Brook Lopez Joe Johnson and Deron Williams under new coach Jason Kidd.
But Knicks coach Mike Woodson isn't sure what his starting five will look like heading into the season. Woodson was asked about his lineup during an appearance at...