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Breaking Down Brooklyn Nets' Center Position for 2014-15 Season

Last season, the Brooklyn Nets were weak at center. A year later, that same position will be one of the team’s biggest sources of strength. After Brook Lopez broke his foot 17 games into 2013-14, the Nets were forced to get tricky. Former...Show More Summary

Brook Lopez Says He Lost 15 Pounds

Shedding major weight is the new “Put on 10 pounds of muscle” (word to MUSCLEWATCH™!) Yes, another NBA star reveals that he has gotten considerably slimmer this summer. Brook Lopez […] The post Brook Lopez Says He Lost 15 Pounds appeared first on SLAMonline.

Nets' Brook Lopez slims down like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony during offseason

Brook Lopez seems to have partaken in the same diet as LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony this offseason. Appearing noticeably thinner than he was last season, Lopez said he was back at his playing weight, "just under 275" pounds.

Mason Plumlee's Emergence Gives Brooklyn Nets Brook Lopez Insurance

Few rookies performed better than Mason Plumee did last season. The Brooklyn Nets big man filled in for an injured Brook Lopez and picked up some of the slack for a declining Kevin Garnett, eventually starting 22 games and averagingShow More Summary

Nets’ Mason Plumlee says he’s ‘definitely comfortable at power forward’

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.

How Good Can Brooklyn Nets Be with a Healthy Brook Lopez?

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

How Will Brooklyn Nets Adjust to Brook Lopez's Return Next Season?

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

Mason Plumlee Wants To Start For Nets

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.

Why Brooklyn Nets' Future Hinges on a Healthy Brook Lopez

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

Nets' Brook Lopez cleared to start playing again

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.

Brook Lopez Fully ‘Cleared For Play’

Lopez should be good to go from Day 1. The post Brook Lopez Fully ‘Cleared For Play’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Brook Lopez Injury: Updates on Nets Star's Recovery from Foot Surgery

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

Deron Williams or Brook Lopez: Whose Health Is More Critical to Brooklyn Nets?

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

Why the Brooklyn Nets Would Be Smart to Trade Brook Lopez This Offseason

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

Nets Insider: Lopez may learn to play small

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.

Biggest Needs for Brooklyn Nets During 2014 Offseason

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

Brooklyn Nets Desperately Missing Brook Lopez vs. Miami Heat

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

Paul Pierce at the Center of Brooklyn's Identity Reformation

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

Video: Raptors GM Says "F Brooklyn" Before Nets Playoff Matchup

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

Why Brooklyn Nets Are Emerging as Legitimate 2014 Playoff Threat

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

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