HoopsHype Brook Lopez + Trade rumors


February 19, 2015 Updates

Sam Amick: Re: Yahoo! report about OKC/Brooklyn talks involving Reggie Jackson & Brook Lopez, sense from Jackson's side is that this likely gets done Twitter @sam_amick

Marc Stein: Latest word on Reggie Jackson (and stuff) to Brooklyn for Brook Lopez: "Close but not done" Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

The Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City are in serious talks on a deal for Brook Lopez – with a key component centering on the Nets’ ability to persuade Thunder guard Reggie Jackson to make a long-term commitment to the franchise, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Brian Windhorst: Thunder & Nets re-engaged in Brook Lopez talks last night, sources said. Teams investigating 3rd team options at moment to expand deal Twitter @WindhorstESPN

February 17, 2015 Updates
February 16, 2015 Updates

The trade deadline is approaching. Which burner is that Lopez deal—or any, for that matter—on now? “I wouldn’t say it is dead,” a league source told Sporting News. “But there has not been very much movement on it to this point. (Nets general manager) Billy King is giving off the vibe that he is fine with keeping the guy and trying to build around him. It is not coming off like they’re having some kind of fire sale out there.” Sporting News

The Nets are as active as ever, but they appear united against dealing just for the sake of dealing. If they’re going to move Lopez or Joe Johnson, they’ll want at least some token future assets and salary relief that could open up the possibility of Brooklyn becoming a free-agency player this summer and in 2016. The Nets surely noticed Mitch McGary’s strong play before the All-Star break, and that Steven Adams is out a few weeks with a broken hand. Lopez isn’t the cleanest fit in Oklahoma City, but it’s workable, and the Thunder are under massive pressure to win now. Grantland

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