The opportunity that catapulted Mason Plumlee to Team USA didn’t start until after Brook Lopez went down with a season-ending foot injury. By then, the Nets had adopted a small lineup and Plumlee, an athletic rookie, was developing rapidly as the team's center.
The names are still notable and the payroll is still exorbitant, but the difference between this summer and last for the Brooklyn Nets feels massive. Even with All-Star center Brook Lopez working his way back to the hardwood and Lionel...Show More Summary
The Brooklyn Nets have Brook Lopez back...for now. The oft-hurt center played in only 17 games last season after yet another foot injury. Now, coming off foot and ankle surgery, Lopez will return for his seventh NBA season, this time...Show More Summary
Nets center Mason Plumlee said he wants to start for Brooklyn next season. It’s a noble aspiration, but with a healthy Brook Lopez back in the lineup, it’s not a […] The post Mason Plumlee Wants To Start For Nets appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Brooklyn Nets sauntered into last season with an upgraded, superstar-stuffed roster, their heads held collectively high and eyes fixated on the NBA's Larry O'Brien Trophy. Then last season actually happened, and then this offseason...Show More Summary
Brook Lopez is on target to be available for the start of training camp next month after the Brooklyn Nets center revealed that he has been cleared by team doctors to resume playing basketball again.
Lopez should be good to go from Day 1. The post Brook Lopez Fully ‘Cleared For Play’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
After multiple surgeries this past year, the health of center Brook Lopez has been a major storyline for the Brooklyn Nets. It would appear that he is progressing nicely, however, as his recent comments indicate. "(The leg's) doing great,"...Show More Summary
There was a time in which Deron Williams and Brook Lopez were viewed as one of the NBA's top duos. But instead of playoff runs and perennial All-Star appearances, both of them have become staples on the Brooklyn Nets’ sidelines in recent years. Combined, the two missed 83 games last season. Show More Summary
No matter how well Brook Lopez's foot heels, the Brooklyn Nets center can't outrun the reality that he is a poor fit for his own team. Lopez's 2013-14 season soured last December when he went down for the year with a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Show More Summary
Brook Lopez may have been a forgotten man for much of the season. But when Lopez, who had season-ending foot surgery in January and ankle surgery in March, resumes basketball activities, he, along with his teammates, will be confronted with an enormous issue: How to fit Lopez in with the new small-ball approach the team adopted after Lopez went down in December.
From the moment Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett joined a loaded Brooklyn Nets core that boasted Brook Lopez, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, expectations surrounding Jason Kidd's veteran-laden squad skyrocketed to unthinkable levels. Now...Show More Summary
Following a 94-82 loss against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Brooklyn Nets—despite a wealth of postseason experience—are knocking on the door of playoff elimination down 0-2. The Nets aren’t necessarily dead yet, considering that Miami merely succeeded in holding home court after a long layoff. Show More Summary
The Brooklyn Nets entered 2013-2014 with a group of established entities set to fall into a fixed structure: seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson; Deron Williams, the ball-handling sophist; Brook Lopez, the man who would turn garbage into...Show More Summary
The sun has set on a disastrous Knicks season, but things have been steadily improving for the Brooklyn Nets in 2014. Despite a terrible start to the season and losing star Brook Lopez, the team finished the year 44-38, in second place in the Eastern Conference with a first round matchup against division leaders the Toronto Raptors. Show More Summary
Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez weren't around for Friday night's game, but the Brooklyn Nets' 105-96 victory over the Houston Rockets made a statement all the same. A statement that's been in the making ever since the turn of the year,...Show More Summary
The Brooklyn Nets are rolling. They equaled a franchise mark for wins in March thanks to a 12-4 record over the last month. Their 31-12 record in 2014 is tops in the Eastern Conference. Much of the credit for this amazing turnaround has gone to head coach Jason Kidd, who won the NBA's Coach of the Month award for March. Show More Summary
When you spend a record $190 million in payroll and luxury-tax commitments, chances are you've exhausted most of your assets. That's the case for the Brooklyn Nets, as they can't trade a first-round pick until 2020. Because this is such...Show More Summary
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King said before Friday night's game against Boston that Brook Lopez had surgery earlier this month that "cleaned out" his left ankle.
Last season, the Brooklyn Nets were soft from the inside out. While Brook Lopez is one of the best offensive big men in the NBA, he doesn ’t play with the tenacity that guys like Joakim Noah or Roy Hibbert display every night. So when...Show More Summary