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

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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.
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.
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

Nets GM Billy King confirmed on Sunday that Brook Lopez (fractured foot) will not return this season.

The Nets are already drawing up paperwork for a Disabled Player Exception, allowing them to add a replacement player to their roster, though no specific players have yet been mentioned. King also said that the prospect of massive luxury taxes won't prohibit the Nets from pursuing trades, and he was already discussing a few possibilities before Lopez's awful injury. Barring a big trade for frontcourt help, Brooklyn will make do with Kevin Garnett, Andray Blatche, Reggie Evans, Mirza Teletovic and Mason Plumlee.

Brook Lopez has a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot and he may miss the rest of the 2013-14 season.

The injury was first reported by Gary Tanguay of, and has since been confirmed by numerous sources. Lopez will "likely" miss the rest of the season as his troublesome feet have laid him low yet again. It's a devastating blow for the Nets' playoff hopes and it leaves them with a huge hole at center. In the past few games which Lopez sat out, Mirza Teletovic, Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans all picked up more minutes. Blatche has the most reliable value of the bunch, but Teletovic's 3-point range gives him nice upside as a speculative stash. Stay tuned for more details as they surface, but fantasy owners should start scouring the wire for alternate sources of value at center.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Brook Lopez scored 22 points with seven boards, two steals and one block in 44 minutes against the Sixers on Friday.

His ankle injury didn't seem to bother him at all with his season-high 44 minutes during the losing effort. Lopez is a risky player to own, but he's one of the most productive centers when he's able to get it going.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 11:03:00 PM

Brook Lopez returned from an ankle injury on Wednesday and hit 7-of-11 shots for 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and four turnovers.

He didn't have a steal or block, but the fact he played, and scored 22, is much better than the alternative of him sitting another one out. Get him back in your lineup.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 12:07:00 AM

Brook Lopez (ankle) will start against the Wizards on Wednesday.

For the first time in a while, the Nets are at full strength. They will start Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Alan Anderson and Kevin Garnett next to Lopez while Paul Pierce will come off the bench. Fantasy owners can insert their top-notch center back into their lineups. Andray Blatche does lose some value, but he might be able to sustain some level of consistency even off the bench since he plays both center and power forward.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 06:40:00 PM

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