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Brook Lopez
Brook Lopez
Position: C
Born: 04/01/88
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.

Nets keeping Lopez, Young

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The Brooklyn Nets are finalizing agreements with free agents Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Lopez, 27, will receive a three-year, $60 million maximum contract that includes some protections for the Nets should a recurrence of Lopez’s past foot issues sideline him again, sources said. The deal is expected to incude a player option after the second season, which would allow him to re-enter free agency once new television money raises the salary cap.
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Rival teams interested in Brooklyn Nets free agents Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are increasingly convinced that they have no shot at luring either one away from the incumbent Nets, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that both Lopez and Young are widely expected to reach verbal agreements on new deals with the Nets early in free agency, which officially begins Wednesday at midnight.
Lopez opted out of his $16.7 million deal and when the opening bell for free agency sounds at midnight on Wednesday, figure the 7-footer and the Nets will chat about a maximum deal that will pay him $60 million over three years. Bank on it. “That was the word around the league for the longest time, that he wasn’t leaving,” said an opposing executive. “They want him back and frankly, I don’t see how they could lose him.”
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will be looking for a new contract this summer after opting out of the final year of his deal worth $17 million, a league source confirmed Friday. But while the former All-Star and the Nets’ longest-tenured player prepares to test the open market next month, his return to Brooklyn appears likely, if not certain.
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After the Brooklyn Nets’ Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young opted out of contracts to become unrestricted free agents, the Nets remain strong frontrunners to re-sign the frontcourt players, league sources told Yahoo Sports. General manager Billy King is determined to keep Lopez and Young, and both players opted out of contracts with strong intentions of reaching agreement on new deals with Brooklyn, league sources said.
Lopez is likely seeking a three-year, $60 million maximum contract extension, league sources said. The Nets are planning to pay the 7-footer that full market value, although an agreement could include some financial protections for the Nets should a recurrence of Lopez’s past foot issues sideline him again, sources said. Lopez, 27, could do a deal that includes a player option for the third year, which would allow him to re-enter free agency after the maximum contract salaries elevate with the flow of new television money.
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