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Brook Lopez | Center | #11

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 275
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (10) / BKN
Contract: view contract details

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Brook Lopez scored 11 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Thursday.
He attempted three treys tonight and had three attempts in his previous three. Lopez has a grand total of three makes from deep in his career on his 31 attempts (9.7 percent). He's always been a solid shooter for a center, so maybe the Nets see if he can add some range to open things up. Oct 13 - 11:05 PM

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Brook Lopez (rest) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

He's played a total of 26 minutes through two preseason games, but the Nets will want to take a longer look at some of their younger guys. Lopez will be the focal point of the offense this season along with Jeremy Lin, and the promise of a few 3-pointers solidifies his status as an early-round pick.
Oct 10 - 1:19 PM

Kenny Atkinson implied that Brook Lopez could add the 3-point shot to his game this season.

There were similar reports that cropped up last summer of Lopez extending his range beyond the arc, and while it did result in him taking a career-high 14 attempts from 3-point territory, he only managed to actually knock down two of those 14 attempts (14.3 percent). In other words, it would be surprising to see this become a legit part of BroLo's game.
Sep 21 - 10:54 AM

According to Nets reporter Anthony Puccio, Brook Lopez has been encouraged to expand his range out to the 3-point line next season.

The belief is that if Brooklyn big man Justin Hamilton can stretch the floor by knocking down 3-pointers at a consistent and efficient clip, then "Lopez will be allowed to wander around the paint or out near the perimeter... and will have the green light to do anything on the offensive end, including shoot three-pointers." Lopez attempted a career-high 14 three-pointers last season, but made only 2 of those 14 attempts (14.3). If Brook added a 3-point shot to his offensive arsenal, his value would increase dramatically.
Aug 27 - 11:00 AM

Brook Lopez said he wants to change the culture surrounding the Brooklyn Nets.

Lopez is the only quality veteran the Nets have left, but he's coming into what will be a rebuilding process with a positive attitude. "It’s definitely a different culture, mindset and energy," Lopez said "I kind of noticed it right when our new top guys stepped in the door. It absolutely feels as if we’ve gotten past those changes and past the turnover and we’re building that base and moving in the right direction." While Lopez is an injury risk, he should be able to put up big fantasy numbers as the focal point of the Nets offense if he can stay healthy.
Aug 9 - 1:32 PM

Brook Lopez had some nice things to say about new head coach Kenny Atkinson.

"High basketball IQ, great players’ coach, huge on the team aspect but also getting individual players to commit to reaching their potential … [by] being on the floor with them and getting the work in with them," Lopez said. "I’ve never seen another coach out there getting shots up, rebounding, running around, really in the trenches with the guys working like he does." Atkinson believes that Lopez could become an All-Star and he should be the focal point of the offense. Lopez was shut down at the end of last season even though he was healthy, so hopefully the Nets will be a little more competitive this season.
Aug 6 - 11:30 AM

Kenny Atkinson said that he's looking forward to being able to coach Brook Lopez, and that Lopez has "plenty of room to reach All-Star potential."

Lopez is going to be Brooklyn's No. 1 option on offense, and after making it through the past two seasons without much issue in his surgically repaired right foot, he's starting to shed the injury-prone label. Over the course of 73 games last year, Lopez put up top-25 value in standard leagues behind averages of 20.6 points, 7.9 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.7 swats per contest on 51.1 percent shooting from the field and 78.7 percent from the stripe. He'll make for a fine early-round target on draft day.
Aug 4 - 3:55 PM

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said that Jeremy Lin should be able to help Brook Lopez.

"I definitely think he can help Brook, and Brook can help him," Atkinson said. "That’s a pretty big target. It’s a guy who can score in the pick-and-roll, and it’s a guy that can make a pass. It’s a nice combination, and relieve a little bit of that [pressure]. Brook was in a lot of [isolation] situations where he had to create his own." Lopez was fourth in the NBA in points scored as the roll man in the pick-and-roll last season, and Atkinson sounds confident that Lin will make Lopez even deadlier on the offensive end.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 9 - 9:09 AM

Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson said that the Nets aren't going to trade Brook Lopez.

"No. Absolutely not," Atkinson said. "Have not talked about it." Take this quote with a grain of salt because Atkinson called Thaddeus Young a building block two weeks ago and now he's an Indiana Pacer. Atkinson did say that he wants Lopez to be a leader for his team, but the reality is that Lopez is arguably the best trade chip Brooklyn has and it's clear that they aren't close to competing for a playoff spot.
Jun 28 - 7:55 PM

In an interview with Chris Mannix of NBC Sports, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said that Brook Lopez is "absolutely" a building block for Brooklyn.

"He's already an excellent player," Atkinson said. "Can we get him to another level. Can we help him get to another level. But I'm a huge fan. I think he plays the game the right way. I think he's smart. It's a fast paced game right now in the NBA, but I look at Andrew Bogut in Golden State. They play pretty fast and he does alright in the offense. So, I think there's a place for Brook in this new NBA." Lopez averaged 20.6 points, 7.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.8 steals this season, returning top 25-value in standard leagues. If this quote is any indication, Atkinson has big plans for Lopez moving forward.
Source: NetsDaily
May 21 - 9:34 AM

Nets GM Sean Marks said he is not looking to trade Brook Lopez or Thaddeus Young.

"I'm certainly not looking to trade them," Marks said of Lopez and Young. "But again, you have to be fluid. You never know what will come your way. I hope they are a part of us. ... I have to maximize their talent and build around them. We have to wait and see." Brooklyn doesn't have many assets and won't even control their own first-round pick until 2019, so it's still possible that the Nets gauge the value of Lopez and Young if they have the chance to get picks or promising young players to build around.
Source: ESPN
May 20 - 11:14 AM

Sean Marks has assured Brook Lopez that he will be a building block for the franchise, and not a trade chip.

"He has talked to me, and we both definitely want to be here and see things happen here and help the team grow going forward," said Lopez. While Lopez will sit out the Nets final six games of the season for rest purposes, the 2015-16 season will mark Lopez' second consecutive year of sustained health after a brutal injury plagued three-year stretch. He'll make for a fine early-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Apr 6 - 12:38 PM

Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young will be shut down for the remainder of the season.

Wow. The Nets have six games left in the season and Lopez is healthy, but they will be evaluating other options down the stretch including Thomas Robinson, Henry Sims, Chris McCullough and Willie Reed. Lopez is now safe to drop outside of dynasty leagues, while Robinson has just become a must-own player after posting three straight double-doubles.
Apr 3 - 11:20 AM

Brook Lopez scored 16 points with eight rebounds, four assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

He got the night off on Thursday for rest. The Lopez brothers were 6-6 in their previous matchups, but Brook is now on the short end. This was also on their birthday for a little added narrative. The Nets have a road game in a back-to-back set on Apr. 10, so expect Lopez to get a night off there, too.
Apr 1 - 9:49 PM

Brook Lopez is in the starting lineup vs. the Knicks on Friday.

He rested on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers, but he isn't going to miss out on the chance to play against his brother. Make sure he's in all active lineups, while Henry Sims will move to the bench and can be left on the wire.
Apr 1 - 6:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeremy Lin
2Greivis Vasquez
3Isaiah Whitehead
4Yogi Ferrell
SG1Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
2Randy Foye
3Joe Harris
4Caris LeVert
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Sean Kilpatrick
PF1Trevor Booker
2Luis Scola
3Chris McCullough
4Anthony Bennett
C1Brook Lopez
2Justin Hamilton
3Egidijus Mockevicius