Nets’ Brook Lopez Eager To ‘Render Those Trade Rumors Moot’

July 18, 2012 12:00 AM

Nets’ Brook Lopez Eager To ‘Render Those Trade Rumors Moot’
" NEW YORK (WFAN) — He may not be Dwight Howard, but the Nets are ready to begin their inaugural season at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with one of the league’s best young centers.

The team held a press conference Wednesday to announce the re-signing of Brook Lopez to a four-year, $60 million max deal. Lopez joined WFAN’s Evan Roberts afterward, and let’s just say he’s thrilled to be back.

“I’m just really excited to get out there and prove to people that I can be an important part of this team — and help them win a lot of games,” Lopez said.

LISTEN: Lopez with Roberts

Lopez, limited to just five games last season with foot problems, admitted it was “tough” watching his team from the sideline.

“I don’t think there’s really any restrictions,” Lopez said of his rehab. “I haven’t played any 5-on-5 really or done any competitive things, but I’ve been jumping, dunking, running, doing all that stuff.”

Though he averaged a career-high 20.4 points in 2010-11, the 24-year-old’s rebounds declined to six per game from 8.6 the season prior "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by New York Times

Lopez and Nets Are Happy With Each Other, for Now

Ten hours after the Knicks cut ties with Jeremy Lin on Tuesday night, the Nets on Wednesday held a nice-that-you're-still-around news conference for the 7-footer Brook Lopez, who has signed a four-year, $60.8 million deal with the team. The Nets have ...

Read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by The Star-Ledger -

Brook Lopez says Nets were always intended destination, mum on January ...

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez was officially re-introduced as a Net today with a press conference at the Brooklyn Marriott. There were giant, artsy still photos of the center on either side of the backdrop, photo opportunities and good vibes abound, with ...

Read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by USA TODAY

Nets' Lopez rips reporters on Howard

Brook Lopez, the centerpiece in trade packages for the Orlando Magic's All-Star center, never wavered. He wanted to be in Brooklyn, and he was willing to wait for his time to sign a deal and rejoin his teammates. Last week, it finally came. "It didn't ...

Read more
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by Bleacher Report

Brooklyn Nets Kris Humphries & Brook Lopez: Better or Worse Than You Think?

With Kris Humphries inking a 2-year deal Tuesday to go with Brook Lopez and his 4-year contract, the Nets are set in the post. Or are they? Is this one of the best frontcourt tandems in the NBA, or are they soft and flawed? [READ ON FOR THE PROS AND ...

Read more