HoopsHype Brook Lopez rumors

October 16, 2014 Updates

Statement from Nets Medical Director Dr. Riley Williams III: "Brook Lopez experienced right foot soreness after being stepped on during the pre-season game against the Kings Wednesday night. X-ray and CT scan studies done Thursday in New York reveal no fractures or bone injuries. Brook has been diagnosed with a mild midfoot sprain and is likely to be out for approximately 10-14 days." NBA.com

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"Right now, there is no plan to put any restrictions on him, but I think as we do with all players through the preseason -- whether you’re looking at KG or Deron, who’s coming off of ankle injuries -- you build them up. You get them ready for the opening day of the season, but you’re really getting them ready for January, February, March and April. So I look at it like climbing a ladder throughout the season when you have veteran players. But I know Lionel is gonna push all these guys and challenge them physically. And whatever doctors allow Brook and Deron to do, Lionel is going to push them to that point." NetsDaily

August 7, 2014 Updates

"Well, that's what the whole goal is," Hollins told Newsday in a phone interview Wednesday from Africa, where he's spending the week participating in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program. "You can't be where you want to be unless you're healthy, and you can't get in shape unless you're healthy. If you are injured all summer, there's no way you can work out. "Deron is healthy, Brook is healthy and they are both able to work out." Newsday

August 6, 2014 Updates

Magic Johnson, Russell Westbrook, and Derrick Rose were among a group of NBA superstars set to travel to Israel to support a basketball team co-owned by Amare Stoudemire -- but TMZ Sports has learned the trip's been 86'd due to the Gaza conflict. Our sources in the Holy Land tell us the legion of NBA talent -- which also included Robin and Brook Lopez and Hall of Famer Chris Mullin -- was going to attend the opening of a new arena in Jerusalem on September 4. TMZ.com

August 4, 2014 Updates

Brook Lopez and his brother spent the weekend in Moscow, visiting tourist sites, having lunch with the boss and even giving a clinic to the children of the US embassy. But Lopez made big news in Perm, far to the East, when he was asked about his foot. "It's great," he told a reporter for RBC, Mikhail Prokhorov's business TV channel. "I was fully cleared for play and everything a week and a half ago. It's great. Now its time to get back in shape." The video was edited and provided to NetsDaily by Alexander Chernykh of Rush'n Hoops, NetsDaily

July 12, 2014 Updates

Chris Haynes: Nets Brook Lopez (foot) has advanced to basketball related activities, league source says. No contact yet but "moving really well" on court. Twitter @ChrisBHaynes

July 10, 2014 Updates

In the days leading up to the draft in June, rumors circulated that the Bucks were seriously shopping beleaguered veteran center Larry Sanders. A report recently surfaced the Bucks had offered Sanders to the Brooklyn Nets as part of a package deal that would have brought veteran center Brook Lopez to Milwaukee. Brooklyn reportedly rejected the offer. Racine Journal-Times

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One of the final straws for Nets ownership came around the trade deadline. Kidd advocated for a trade with the Bucks that would sent Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic to Milwaukee for the deeply troubled Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova. The suggestion, mostly about Kidd's belief that Lopez couldn't fit in his system, was considered and rejected by the Nets brass. NetsDaily

June 5, 2014 Updates

Brook Lopez will be with the Nets in Orlando for Summer League next month, where he is expected to work his way back from surgeries on his right foot and left ankle without playing in games. “He’s doing good,” Nets GM Billy King said Wednesday. “He was lifting the other day. He’ll be in Orlando with us, starting to progress to the court on July 1.” SNY Nets

April 23, 2014 Updates

But the boot is off and he started upper-body work last week. Basketball activities are still far off, he said, but Lopez fully expects to be ready for training camp. With the Nets. “This is where I want to be. I want to be back,” Lopez said. “I wish I could be out there, absolutely. I’m just finally happy to be able to travel again and support the team, be on the bench.” New York Post

March 26, 2014 Updates

Did the NBA move too quickly in eliminating the center position on the All-Star ballot? At least one NBA executive believes so. "I wouldn't call it a renaissance because they don't play the position quite the same way, but the position is stocked with young quality players," he said, ticking off Andre Drummond, DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan and Jonas Valanciunas coming up behind Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard, Brook Lopez, Al Jefferson, Roy Hibbert and Marc Gasol. Bleacher Report

March 25, 2014 Updates

The center packed on more muscle than ever in the offseason, telling the Daily News he was up to a career-high 290 pounds as he tried to build a body to bang with the likes of Dwight Howard. But he soon sprained his ankle and fractured a foot, leading to separate surgeries that currently has him moving around with a walking boot and a cast. "We're going to change how we approach him, maybe with his weight," GM Billy King said in an interview on WFAN. "He maybe got too heavy. We're going to try to modify that as well and do some of things to take the pressure off his foot as well." New York Daily News

February 19, 2014 Updates

Bill Simmons is out with his annual list of 30 worst contracts and although Amare Stoudemire, and not Joe Johnson, is at the top of the list, Simmons has three current Nets -- Johnson, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez in the top 21 -- a possible future Net, Marcus Thornton at No. 11. In his final tally, Simmons has D-Will at No. 5 and Joe Johnson at No. 4 We've all read what Simmons thinks of those two, not to mention Billy King, so let's focus on what Grantland's founder thinks of the Nets target, Thornton. Not much love there as well. NetsDaily

February 10, 2014 Updates

Brook Lopez isn’t a doctor, but he’s dealt with enough issues with his right foot he didn’t need one to tell him what had happened when the X-rays came back after he awkwardly fell on it during the Nets’ loss to the 76ers in December. “I’ve seen enough before,” Lopez said Sunday night at halftime of the Nets’ 93-81 win over the Pelicans, “to recognize that line on the X-ray.” New York Post

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