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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 is confident heading into the 2014-15 season, and he believes he'll be better than he's ever been.
"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 be able to go out there and be better than I’ve ever been." Lopez has had two injury-plagued seasons during his career, but didn't miss a single game during his first three seasons in the league. He'll be a risky selection on draft day, but when healthy, Lopez is capable of putting up truly elite value at the center position. Aug 29 - 4:24 PM

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Brook Lopez said he has slimmed down to 275 pounds as he prepares for the upcoming season.

"I'm at my playing weight," Lopez said. "I'm back to the weight that's normal for me. Last I checked, I was just under 275 [pounds]." Lopez was on his way to a solid fantasy season last year, averaging 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 56.3 percent shooting from the field. Unfortunately he was lost for the entire season after only 17 games played. If he can stay healthy, Lopez will be a true fantasy difference maker at the center position.
Aug 21 - 2:50 PM

General manager Billy King said the Nets do not have a restriction on Brook Lopez (foot) right now.

He's been cleared for all basketball activity and will be ready for training camp. The team has said before that they won't limit Lopez's minutes, so this isn't much of a surprise. Before he went down to injury last season, he was putting up first-round value in fantasy leagues.
Aug 18 - 10:30 AM

Brook Lopez (foot) said he's "fully cleared for play and everything."

He's been out since Dec. 20 due to a fracture in his foot and was ruled out for the 2013-14 season back on Dec. 22. The Nets have seen Mason Plumlee step up in the past couple months of the season and he's looked great at summer league and with Team USA, so perhaps Plumlee can take a handful of minutes from Lopez. After not missing a single game in the first three seasons, Lopez has missed an average of 44.7 games over his last three seasons.
Source: Nets Daily
Aug 4 - 12:59 PM

Brook Lopez (foot) traveled to Russia with his brother, Robin, for a charity event.

He is doing some basketball activities and has been moving well, according to a report last month. Lopez is on track to making his return to training camp, but his injury history knocks him out as an early-round pick in fantasy leagues. For what it's worth, his per-game value was 12th overall in 9-cat leagues last season.
Source: Nets Daily
Aug 1 - 9:34 AM

Brook Lopez (foot surgery) has progressed to basketball-related activities and is "moving really well," according to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com.

Lopez still isn't taking contact but this is a milestone in his recovery from ankle surgery in March and major reconstructive surgery in January. The Nets are likely to limit his minutes initially and the threat of another injury will loom over his season, so fantasy owners with weak stomachs should avoid him on draft day.
Jul 12 - 1:21 PM

General manager Billy King said the Nets will "gradually monitor" Brook Lopez's (foot) minutes next year.

"I think we’re going to use Brook and go along with a medical plan to come up with a plan to get him back," King said. "Any time a guy comes back from injury, you don’t just throw him out there so ‘OK, he can play 42 minutes." His durability has been his biggest weakness, missing more than 60 games in two of his last three seasons. Interestingly, he played in all 82 games for each of his first three seasons. His risk factor will cause him to slide in fantasy drafts, but he could be a top-five big man as long as he stays healthy.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 27 - 12:52 PM

Brook Lopez (foot) is out of his walking boot and was seen taking shots at Nets practice on Thursday.

Lopez had left ankle surgery in March in addition to reconstructive surgery on his right foot in January, which lowered his arch and shifted bones to redistribute his weight. It is encouraging news that he is out of his walking boot, and taking shots, but there is no indication that he will try and suit up for the postseason. He has missed an average of 50 games over the past three seasons and his injury problems make him an extremely risky pick in fantasy drafts, no matter how positive reports are about his rehab this summer.
Source: Nets Daily
Apr 24 - 2:44 PM

Brook Lopez had surgery on Mar. 3 to clean out his left ankle and repair a torn tendon.

He suffered a season-ending injury to his right foot, so this is a different issue entirely. Lopez's feet have kept him out of the lineup numerous times in his career and hopefully he doesn't have to deal with it much more in the future. He is expected to be ready for basketball activities in June and his surgeries shouldn't affect his status for the 2014-15 season opener.
Mar 21 - 7:04 PM

Brook Lopez (foot) isn't worried that his career is in jeopardy after three foot surgeries in two years.

Lopez is confident that he won't fall into the same category as other big men (Yao Ming, Bill Walton) who had chronic foot injuries end their careers. "I’m not scared at all," Lopez said. "I’m confident I’m going to get back on the court, and I’m going to do everything I can. There’s no doubt in my mind I’ll be back on the floor playing with my guys." While Lopez won't help fantasy owners this season, he is expected to shed his crutches within the next month and be ready for the 2014-15 season.
Feb 13 - 11:12 AM

Brook Lopez's reconstructive foot surgery lowered the arch in his right foot, and he admitted that learning to adjust his gait may be difficult.

The surgeons shifted around bones to change the way Lopez's foot bears weight, a bold approach necessitated by the fact that the 25-year-old center has had four surgeries on his foot in the past three years. He's expected to be ready for training camp and when he does return he'll wear a custom-molded shoe.
Feb 10 - 12:13 PM

Brook Lopez (foot) gave his first quotes since his January 4 operation, and is optimistic about his return.

"It’s going to work, I’m definitely thinking that way." It's good to see the big man thinking positively, however this is the fourth procedure he has had on his right foot in the past three years. The surgery Brook had is the same surgery that "saved Zydrunas Ilgauskas' career" so there's some hope that he can put his foot woes behind him. We'll be monitoring his comeback trail closely, and pass along updates as they become available.
Feb 9 - 1:45 PM

The Nets have been granted a Disabled Player Exception for Brook Lopez (foot), allowing them to sign a free agent on a one-year contract worth up to $5.25 million.

Brooklyn could also trade for a player with an expiring deal worth at most $5.25 million, but using the full exception to sign a player would trigger a $20 million increase in luxury taxes. The Nets combined payroll and tax owed is already close to $190 million and they have a full 15-man roster, so it's unlikely that they will actually use the exception prior to the March 10 deadline.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 8 - 9:53 AM

Brook Lopez had surgery to repair his broken foot on Saturday and he will miss the rest of the season.

The surgeons repaired his broken bone and "repositioned another bone" so that the sole of his foot "will bear weight more evenly than before," a procedure which former Cavaliers beat writer Brian Windhorst notes "once saved Zydrunas Ilgauskas' career." That's mildly encouraging for Lopez's outlook next year, and he'll have roughly 10 months to get ready for the start of the 2014-15 season.

Brook Lopez will have surgery on the fifth metatarsal in his right foot on January 4th.

He is expected to be out for the season and this will put an end to whatever title aspirations the Nets had this season. Lopez is their best player and they'll have to count on guys like Kevin Garnett, Andray Blatche (personal) and Mirza Teletovic to step up.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 07:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2Marquis Teague
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1Jarrett Jack
2Markel Brown
3Xavier Thames
SF1Joe Johnson
2Andrei Kirilenko
3Alan Anderson
4Sergey Karasev
5Bojan Bogdanovic
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Mirza Teletovic
3Cory Jefferson
C1Brook Lopez
2Mason Plumlee