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Brook Lopez’s progress and what it means to the Brooklyn Nets

On Tuesday, center Brook Lopez said he played in full games of five on five with his teammates at practice for the first time since his surgery. He claims to have felt just fine afterward, which is great news for the Brooklyn Nets. “It was great,” Lopez said Tuesday. “I got my second day of five-on-five in today. It’s been going well. It feels good to be back out there with...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets’ Brook Lopez: “I’m better than ever”

The Brooklyn Nets are disappointed with the way that their season ended last season in the playoffs against the Miami Heat, and are entering a new era of basketball in 2014. Jason Kidd was hired last offseason as their new head coach, but he left this offseason to go to Milwaukee to coach the Bucks. Lionel Hollins is the new sheriff in town now, and he will demand respect and effort...
Via Sports-Glory
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez: "I'm going to be better than I’ve ever been"

Don't tell Brook Lopez that he's a question mark! In an interview with reporters at the Nets' first Southhampton Summer Camp, Lopez expressed optimism and enthusiasm about the upcoming season ... in no uncertain terms. "Like I said before, I’m not looking for any restrictions," Lopez told ESPN New York and Newsday Friday. "I’m confident I’m gonna...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez: “I’m Going To Be Better Than I’ve Ever Been”

Brook Lopez is lighter after losing weight, and appears to be pain free after missing most of last season with a broken foot. In an interview with reporters at the Nets‘ first Southhampton Summer Camp, Lopez vowed to return better than he’s ever been before.  “Like I said before, I’m not looking for any restrictions,” Lopez told ESPN New York and Newsday Friday. ...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez: “I’m Going To Be Better Than I’ve Ever Been”

Brook Lopez is lighter after losing weight, and appears to be pain free after missing most of last season with a broken foot. In an interview with reporters at the Nets‘ first Southhampton Summer Camp, Lopez vowed to return better than he’s ever been before.  “Like I said before, I’m not looking for any restrictions,” Lopez told ESPN New York and Newsday Friday. “I’m...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players To Sign Next Offseason

Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players To Sign Next Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Lakers will have about 25 million in cap space if they decline Jordan Hill’s 9 million dollar player option next offseason, enough money to sign 2 elite players or just 1 elite player and 2 excellent secondary players. They missed on the big free agents this...
Via HoopStuff
August 21, 2014  |  1 Comment

Nets' Brook Lopez says he's lost about 15 pounds

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has lost some weight while recovering from his fractured fifth metatarsal. It's not quite a Carmelo or LeBron situation -- Lopez is still close to 275 pounds -- but it's different than this time last year. From The New York Post's Tim Bontemps: Lopez, who arrived at training camp last fall weighing around 290 pounds before playing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

This Nets big man is leaner and aiming for a bounce-back season

The Nets will be getting a visibly thinner Brook Lopez when training camp begins next month. Lopez, who arrived at training camp last fall weighing around 290 pounds before playing at a weight several pounds lighter, looked noticeably thinner while participating in a youth healthy lifestyle clinic at Barclays Center on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m at my playing weight,” Lopez...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Don't Plan On Restricting Brook Lopez's Minutes

The Brooklyn Nets are optimistic Brook Lopez will make a full return from foot reconstruction surgery this season. The Nets believed that losing Lopez made a deep run into last season's playoffs impossible. "Missing (Brook Lopez) didn't allow us to go further (last season)..right now, there isn't a plan to put any restrictions on him," said Billy King.
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins excited about the progress made by Deron Williams and Brook Lopez

The excitement in Lionel Hollins' voice was easily detectable, a sign of the healthy progress of his two key cogs. Deron Williams and Brook Lopez are coming off surgery, both apparently on track to be ready when training camp begins next month, and Hollins couldn't be more pleased. Lopez revealed earlier this week that he's received full clearance to play, and with Williams...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets All-Star Brook Lopez Cleared to Play

After just 17 games last season, Brooklyn Nets All-Star center Brook Lopez sustained a foot injury that required surgery, and cost him the remainder of the season. Lopez says that he has finally been cleared, but still has some work to do: “I was fully cleared for play and everything... The post Nets All-Star Brook Lopez Cleared to Play appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez: "I'm fully cleared for play and everything"

Brook Lopez and his brother spent the weekend in Moscow, visiting tourist sites, having lunch with the boss and even giving a clinic to the children of the US embassy. But Lopez made big news in Perm, far to the East, when he was asked about his foot. "It's great," he told a reporter for RBC, Mikhail Prokhorov's business TV channel. "I was fully cleared...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets open to trading Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets were expecting to be serious title contenders last season, but age and injuries shut those hopes down. Deron Williams has dealt with multiple injuries over the past couple of seasons, and the Nets could be looking to move on from him if they get a fair offer. According to a report from Rick Reeves, the Nets are open to moving Williams, but it is unknown if they...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kidd wanted to trade Brook Lopez to Bucks after season

If the last few days have gotten you all riled up about Jason Kidd, wait until you hear this. According to a New York Post report, Kidd, still coach of the Nets at the time, wanted to trade Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova after Brooklyn was eliminated by the Heat in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Looking at this...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd wanted Nets to trade Brook Lopez for Larry Sanders

Here's the latest in Jason Kidd controversy, as the Nets and Bucks discuss compensation for Kidd's proposed move to Milwaukee as president of basketball operations, following his failure to secure the same job with the Nets. League sources tell NetsDaily... --There is no deal among Nets, Kidd and Bucks as of late Saturday. The Nets will not fire Kidd but his days with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5 Areas that the Nets Need the Most Improvement In

The Nets had expectations of championship or bust last season, that all changed of course when Brook Lopez suffered a season ending foot injury. Still there are areas where the Nets need to improve on to be successful. I will discuss the top 5 areas where the Nets need to improve the most.
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez is “Very” Available; Cavs Interested in Lopez

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports, Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets is very available. Amico was on CBS Cleveland Radio show talking about the Cleveland Cavaliers future, and he was asked who Cleveland might be interested in this off-season. He mentioned names like DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love but said it’s a long shot to get either one of them...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets' Brook Lopez progressing in rehab from season-ending surgery

The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Wednesday by the score of 96-94. The loss ended the season for the Nets after a 44-win regular season and first round playoff upset over the Toronto Raptors. The is good news on the injury front, as center Brook Lopez is progressing nicely from surgery in March on his foot and ankle and expects...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brook Lopez Problem

Fansided.com- Josh HillOn the night of December 20th the Nets suffered one of their worst losses of the season to the woeful Philadelphia 76ers. While the loss itself was disgraceful, the Nets lost more than just a game, they lost their center and best player, Brook Lopez, to a season ending broken foot injury. The loss put them at 9-17 and for most Nets fans, the season felt finished...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy King: Brook Lopez may have put on too much weight

The Brooklyn Nets have had a kind of unexpected season. Brook Lopez, who gained a lot of weight (in muscle) during the off-season as he rehabbed, was someone Nets fan really wanted to see succeed alongside Kevin Garnett and the rest of the new additions.Clearly, that did not work out that well as Lopez ended up injuring himself once again and has borderline become injury-prone over...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez Underwent Ankle Surgery, On Track To Return To Court In June

Brook Lopez underwent successful surgery on his left ankle earlier in March and the procedure will not affect his rehabilitation from foot surgery on Jan. 4. Lopez was lost for the season after breaking a bone in his foot in late December. The Brooklyn Nets expect Lopez to return to the court in June. Lopez averaged 20.7 points and six rebounds in 17 games.
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets stomp Boston for 11th straight home win

When Brook Lopez was lost for the season on Dec. 20 with the latest fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, it appeared a season the Nets had, only a couple of months earlier, anticipated with so much optimism was on the edge of chaos. The Nets were 9-17 at that time — and were 10-21 a week-and-a-half later after being blown out in San Antonio on New Year’s Eve....
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets' Brook Lopez will be out of boot soon, timetable for return is June

The Brooklyn Nets entered Friday's game with the Celtics on a two game winning streak and a 35-31 record, second in the Atlantic Division. They have played all but 17 games this season without the services of their big man Brook Lopez, who has been battling foot and ankle injuries all season. A variety of lineup combinations along with backup center Andray Blatche have...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Only ‘a slim chance’ Nets make a move before the trade deadline

There are plenty of teams that will be obvious buyers or sellers at the upcoming Feb. 20 trade deadline. But the situation with the Nets is a bit less clear. Brooklyn went all-in this season as much as possible, putting together a team whose payroll including luxury tax payments will reach the $180 million range when all is said and done. Injuries have derailed their aspirations...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez staying positive despite foot injury

Brook Lopez isn’t a doctor, but he’s dealt with enough issues with his right foot he didn’t need one to tell him what had happened when the X-rays came back after he awkwardly fell on it during the Nets’ loss to the 76ers in December. “I’ve seen enough before,” Lopez said Sunday night at halftime of the Nets’ 93-81 win over the Pelicans, “to recognize that line...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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