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Brook Lopez | Center

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 275
College: Stanford
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Brook Lopez looked awful on Saturday against the Pacers, missing all five shots from the field for no points with five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 15 minutes.
It's his first scoreless game since 2008 and he has been useless in his last three games. Lopez might have played a little more tonight, but the Nets were blown out. Brighter days are ahead, so keep him owned in standard leagues. Dec 27 - 11:34 PM

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Brook Lopez played just 14 minutes off the bench against the Celtics on Friday with eight points, one rebound and one turnover.

He did not play down the stretch and coach Lionel Hollins seems to be gaining confidence in Mason Plumlee. Lopez's minutes should rise into the upper 20s, so he should be a mid-round guy once he gets it going. He's a buy-low option because his fantasy owner will likely give him away at a severe discount.
Dec 26 - 4:11 PM

Brook Lopez (back) came off the Nets' bench on Tuesday, making 3-of-5 shots to finish with six points and four rebounds in just eight minutes of action.

Lopez was iffy to play and he looked exhausted despite his limited action, so owners should his minutes to slowly ramp up over the Nets' next games on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Mason Plumlee has played very well as a starter in Lopez's absencek, but it should be only a matter of time before he's back in a reserve role.
Dec 23 - 11:19 PM

Updating a previous report, Lionel Hollins said that Brook Lopez (back) will be available for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets, but he may not actually play.

It looks like if Lopez does play, it's going to be limited minutes off the bench, and it appears Mason Plumlee is going to get one more game with the starting unit. Given Lopez' unclear status, it may be best to bench him until he starts getting things going.
Dec 23 - 5:58 PM

Brook Lopez (back) will play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

Lopez's return to the lineup is going to hurt the value of Mason Plumlee, and he'll have a favorable matchup tonight going up against a weak Denver frontcourt. There's no word of a minutes restriction yet, or if he'll be starting, but we'll let you know as soon as the information becomes available. Owners will want to seriously consider selling high on Lopez after he strings together a few good games.
Dec 23 - 5:00 PM

Brook Lopez (back) said he has been lobbying the Nets medical staff to allow him to return to the court.

Lopez is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, but is getting closer to a return after missing eight games with a lower back strain. While Bro-Lo's eventual return will push Mason Plumlee back to the bench, his fantasy owners will want to sell-high as soon as he has a good game as he has shown he can't be trusted to stay healthy.
Dec 23 - 10:37 AM

Brook Lopez (back) returned to practice on Monday, but he's not expected to play on Tuesday.

This is significant with Lopez not having practiced since early December. It's not clear what Lopez's timetable to return to action might be, but a full contact practice is a great first step. Mason Plumlee has been thriving of late without Lopez, but Bro-Lo will send Plums back to the bench when he returns.
Dec 22 - 12:57 PM

Brook Lopez (back) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Detroit Pistons.

The fact that he was ruled out so quick is a little worrying, but Lopez has been doing some conditioning work and even did some light basketball activities on Saturday. Lopez is expected to be evaluated on a daily basis so we should know more soon, while Mason Plumlee will continue to be a must-start player until he returns.
Dec 20 - 1:53 PM

Brook Lopez (back) will be reevalutaed on Saturday.

Lopez has entered the "conditioning part" of his rehab process, and the Nets are being purposely vague with his timeline to return in order to prevent the idea he's had a setback of any kind. An absolute nightmare to own, Lopez will be out at least three more games. The earliest he could possibly return is Sunday. Mason Plumlee and Kevin Garnett will continue to pick up the slack, with Mirza Teletovic (hip) also helping when healthy.
Dec 15 - 1:30 PM

Brook Lopez (back) will not play in Saturday's game against the Hornets.

No surprise here as Lopez wasn't expected to play this week anyway as he tries to recover from a lower back strain. He is said to be targeting a return to the lineup next week but until then Mason Plumlee will continue to play big minutes and is worth a look in all leagues for short-term value.
Dec 13 - 1:34 PM

Brook Lopez (back) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers, as expected.

Mason Plumlee will likely draw the start in a favorable matchup vs. the 76ers, and he could make for a nice low-budget plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Dec 11 - 6:12 PM

Brook Lopez (back) was unable to practice on Thursday.

Lopez isn't expected to play against the 76ers on Friday due to his lower back strain, so this news isn't a huge shock. With Kevin Garnett (foot) and Mirza Teletovic (hip) nursing injuries, Mason Plumlee, Jerome Jordan, Cory Jefferson, and Brandon Davies may get some extra run Friday night. None would be must-starts in standard fantasy leagues, however.

Brook Lopez (back) will miss Wednesday's game vs. Chicago as expected.

He is expected to sit out the entire week after an MRI revealed that he had a lower back strain. Lopez can't seem to catch a break as he has been of the most injury-prone players in the league. Owners will have no choice but to bench him until we get a positive report, while Mirza Teletovic (hip), who is questionable on Wednesday, will be the biggest beneficiary if he is able to play. Mason Plumlee will also see a boost in playing time and is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Dec 10 - 9:50 AM

Brook Lopez has been diagnosed with a lower back strain and will miss the next week.

He just cannot stay healthy. Lopez will be re-evaluated in one week. He actually hasn't had many back problems in his NBA career, but this is probably the start of a whole new problem for him. His fantasy owners will just have to stash him. Mason Plumlee makes sense as an add in several formats while Mirza Teletovic could play more too.
Dec 7 - 3:33 PM

Brook Lopez (back) missed practiced on Sunday, and is heading to get an MRI.

This does not look good at all, as Lopez has been one of the most injury-prone players in the leagues. Owners should be on high alert and should consider him questionable for Monday's game. If he misses any time, Mason Plumlee will benefit the most. Stay tuned.
Dec 7 - 1:26 PM