Found July 11, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The Brooklyn Nets are near a four-year, $58 million contract extension with center Brook Lopez, the maximum amount any other team could offer Lopez as a restricted free agent. The two sides, according to multiple reports, are negotiating a possible fifth year that would bring the final terms of the deal to five years, $78 million. Only the first four years are guaranteed. The Nets would be retaining Lopez and not using him as a sign-and-trade chip to land Magic center Dwight Howard. The Nets were thought to be very open to keeping Lopez as part of the core of the team despite the recent aggressive run at Howard, a five-time All-NBA center, but were wary of health concerns that dogged Lopez last season. Until the deal is officially signed, a remote chance remained that Charlotte or Portland, which offered Pacers center Roy Hibbert a four-year, $58 million restricted free agent offer, could swoop in and complicate matters. There's also an outside chance the Nets and M...
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