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Brook Lopez | Center | #11

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 268
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (10) / BKN
Contract: view contract details

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Brook Lopez admitted that this season was the "most challenging" of his career.
"Being thrown into a new situation, there were a lot of variables, and this was a team trying to find its identity," he said. "We had a lot of new players and it took some time to gel. I don’t think I really reached my best basketball this season. I played well for a stretch or two but I still think my best basketball is ahead of me." Lopez added that he needs to find a better balance between his 3-point game and low-post game, something that became increasingly obvious as the Lakers season progressed. The big man had previously said he'd be open to re-signing with the Lakers in the right situation, but there are too many variables in play to meaningfully read into those comments at this time. Apr 15 - 6:52 PM

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Brook Lopez said he's open to taking a reduced salary with the Lakers next year if he felt the Lakers were in position to win a title.

Being open to something doesn't really mean much coming from a pro like Lopez. Reading between the lines here, Lopez could be looking to make a title run with a team like the Warriors -- they haven't announced a starting center for Game 1 yet. He'll be a name to watch and should have value in fantasy with 26-30 minutes per game.
Apr 12 - 7:07 PM

Brook Lopez (back) is not listed on the injury report for Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets.

Lopez will be looking to rebound from an awful performance on Sunday, when he missed all ten of his field goal attempts and finished without a single point in 21 minutes. Prior to that dud, Lopez was averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 treys in the Lakers previous six contests.
Apr 10 - 9:50 AM

Brook Lopez finished Sunday's loss against Utah scoreless across 21 minutes on an ugly 0-of-10 shooting night.

The big man is usually pretty effective, so it's uncertain if his back was bugging him. He has been battling a back issue for a little while, but most players are battling dings and bruises by this juncture of the season. He was able to chip in with five rebounds and three assists, but this one won't go in his career highlights video, that's for sure.
Apr 8 - 9:09 PM

Brook Lopez (back) was able to post 18 points over 24 minutes in Friday's 113-96 home loss against the Timberwolves.

Lopez ended up hitting 7-of-10 from the field, including 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line, and he did not show any ill effects of the nagging back issue which has had him listed on the injury report recently. He also added six rebounds with just one turnover. He had an amazing March, rolling for 18.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per game, but he started April on a cool note. It's nice to see him bounce back after managing just 9.7 points and 3.7 rebounds over the past three outings.
Apr 7 - 1:47 AM

Brook Lopez (back) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. Minnesota.

Lopez continues to be listed on the injury report despite playing each night. He is fully expected to suit up again on Friday in what is a must-win for the Wolves.
Apr 6 - 10:07 AM

Brook Lopez (back) finished Tuesday's loss to Utah with 11 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block over 27 minutes.

Lopez was listed as questionable with a back issue, but he looked fine while he was out there, so he should be good to go for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.
Apr 4 - 3:51 AM

Brook Lopez (back) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz.

Lopez has been a regular on the injury report with a probable tag, so this is notable. He's been a fantasy stud in recent weeks, but he's coming off a down game with just nine points on 3-of-8 shooting vs. the Kings. If Lopez can't go, we should get an extended look at second-year center Ivica Zubac, but the matchup is brutal.
Apr 2 - 9:08 PM

Brook Lopez ended up with 20 points over 28 minutes in Friday's 124-122 overtime loss against the visiting Bucks.

Lopez has hit the 20-point plateau in eight of his past 12 outings as he finishes up strong down the stretch. He has also swatted at least one shot in four straight, and 10 of his past 11 contests. Next up is a visit against the Kings. He posted 11 points with four blocked shots in the most recent battle with the Kings on Feb. 24. March is the only month where he is shooting better than 47.2 percent, hitting a 55.4 percent clip.
Mar 31 - 2:36 AM

Brook Lopez dished out a career-high nine assists with 14 points, three rebounds and five blocks vs. the Pistons on Monday.

Lopez hit 6-of-16 shots and missed all four of his triples, but didn't turn the ball over once. The Lakers were running a lot of offense through him tonight with good results and he became the first Laker with a game of at least 10 points, five assists and five blocks since Pau Gasol in 2010-11. Lopez was an afterthought in fantasy leagues just a couple months ago and now he might be the reason a lot of owners win the title.
Mar 26 - 9:55 PM

Brook Lopez is expected to play on Monday against the Pistons.

Lopez was listed as probable on Saturday with "back tightness," but he ended up logging 35 minutes on his way to eight points, five boards, one steal, one block and one triple. There's nothing out there suggesting he'll miss tonight's game in Detroit.
Mar 26 - 4:06 PM

Brook Lopez (back tightness) is probable for Saturday's game vs. Memphis.

Lopez is dealing with some back stiffness but is fully expected to suit up on Saturday. BroLo is playing his best basketball of the season this month. Over the Lakers last eight games, he is averaging 22.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.8 blocks and 2.1 3-pointers.
Mar 24 - 9:19 AM

Brook Lopez scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting Thursday, to go with six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

Lopez is finally earning minutes in the 30s and he’s responded with top-20 value through the month of March with averages of 19.7 points, 4.7 boards, 2.1 assists, 2.0 triples and 1.5 swats per contest on 58.8% shooting. He’s fully capable of this sort of production when given the minutes, so hopefully, Luke Walton holds off on giving meaningful minutes to Ivica Zubac until the fantasy season is over with.
Mar 22 - 11:16 PM

Brook Lopez hit 10-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 23 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 37 minutes of Monday's 110-100 loss to the Pacers.

We're not sure why it took Luke Walton all season to figure out that Lopez is a nice offensive weapon, but he's been crushing it in March, and is averaging 20 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.4 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers on 55 percent shooting over his last five games. If you recently picked him up, he might help you win a fantasy championship this year after a lost season for the first four months of the schedule.
Mar 19 - 9:48 PM

Brook Lopez played through a back issue on Friday vs. the Heat, scoring 18 points with four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four triples in 33 minutes.

His back tightened up on him during warmups, but it was business as usual for LAL's starting center. March has been his strongest month by far and he continues to step up his game with Brandon Ingram (groin) on the shelf. He's a must-start player even with three games on the schedule for next week.
Mar 17 - 1:48 AM

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PG1Lonzo Ball
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Gary Payton II
5Andre Ingram
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Josh Hart
3Alex Caruso
SF1Brandon Ingram
2Luol Deng
PF1Julius Randle
2Kyle Kuzma
3Travis Wear
C1Brook Lopez
2Channing Frye
3Ivica Zubac
4Thomas Bryant