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27-Year-Old    C    Brooklyn Nets

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

20.2

REB

8.2

AST

1.6

STL

0.8

BLK

1.8

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Lopez agreed to a three-year, $60 million with the Nets this offseason. He'll continue to plug up the paint on defense and work everywhere within the arc again this season. While Lopez has the distinction of being a scary player to draft because of his potential injury risk,...

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HT: 7' 0"   WT: 260 lbs   DOB: 4/1/1988  College: Stanford   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #10 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year deal worth $60 million in July of 2015.

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Lopez produced 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 30 minutes during the Nets' 109-90 loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

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Brook Lopez NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 82 30.5 13.0 8.1 1.0 0.5 1.8 0.0 53.1 79.3 1.8 2.7 5.4 0.0 0.0 5.5 10.3 2.1 2.6
2009-10 21 82 36.9 18.8 8.6 2.3 0.7 1.7 0.0 49.9 81.7 2.5 3.3 5.4 0.0 0.0 6.9 13.8 5.1 6.2
2010-11 22 NJ 82 35.2 20.4 6.0 1.6 0.6 1.5 0.0 49.2 78.7 2.1 2.4 3.5 0.0 0.0 7.9 16.0 4.7 6.0
2011-12 23 NJ 5 27.2 19.2 3.6 1.2 0.2 0.8 0.0 49.4 62.5 1.2 1.6 2.0 0.0 0.0 7.6 15.4 4.0 6.4
2012-13 24 BKN 74 30.4 19.4 6.9 0.9 0.4 2.1 0.0 52.1 75.8 1.8 2.8 4.1 0.0 0.0 7.7 14.8 4.0 5.3
2013-14 25 BKN 17 31.4 20.7 6.0 0.9 0.5 1.8 0.0 56.3 81.7 1.6 2.3 3.7 0.1 0.0 7.6 13.5 5.5 6.8
2014-15 26 BKN 72 29.2 17.2 7.4 0.7 0.6 1.8 0.0 51.3 81.4 1.4 3.0 4.5 0.1 10.0 7.0 13.7 3.1 3.8
2015-16 27 BKN 54 33.7 20.2 8.2 1.6 0.8 1.8 0.0 50.2 78.0 2.3 2.9 5.3 0.1 0.0 8.0 15.9 4.3 5.5
Rest Of Season Projections 27 BKN 27 32.4 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Brook Lopez
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Brook Lopez NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 31.7 17.7 4.3 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.0 52.8 88.2 3.3 2.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 6.3 12.0 5.0 5.7
Last 14 Days 7 35.3 22.9 6.7 1.9 1.0 1.4 0.0 55.9 75.0 2.4 2.6 4.1 0.3 0.0 8.9 15.9 5.1 6.9
Last 30 Days 15 33.1 21.3 7.5 1.7 0.8 1.3 0.0 54.3 73.9 2.2 2.5 4.9 0.1 0.0 8.4 15.5 4.5 6.1
Last 5 Games 5 34.8 20.0 6.4 2.0 0.6 0.8 0.0 52.2 80.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 0.2 0.0 7.2 13.8 5.6 7.0
Last 10 Games 10 34.7 23.2 7.9 1.9 0.9 1.6 0.0 55.0 76.7 2.3 2.8 5.1 0.2 0.0 8.8 16.0 5.6 7.3
Last 20 Games 20 33.2 20.9 7.7 1.7 0.8 1.5 0.0 54.0 72.4 2.2 2.5 5.2 0.1 0.0 8.4 15.5 4.2 5.8

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Brook Lopez
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 10 MEM 30 20 4 4 2 0 5 8 14 4 4 0 0 1 3 0
2016-2Feb 8 DEN 31 16 4 0 0 1 3 6 11 4 6 0 0 2 2 2
2016-2Feb 6 @PHI 34 17 5 0 0 1 2 5 11 7 7 0 0 3 2 3
2016-2Feb 5 SAC 41 26 12 3 0 1 3 11 21 4 4 0 0 7 5 3
2016-2Feb 3 IND 38 21 7 3 1 1 3 6 12 9 14 0 1 3 4 3
2016-2Feb 1 DET 36 27 5 2 1 2 0 13 19 1 1 0 1 1 4 2
2016-1Jan 30 @NOP 37 33 10 1 3 4 1 13 23 7 12 0 0 1 9 3
2016-1Jan 29 @DAL 37 28 12 3 2 2 2 10 21 8 11 0 0 4 8 4
2016-1Jan 26 MIA 31 13 10 1 0 1 3 5 9 3 4 0 0 1 9 2
2016-1Jan 24 OKC 32 31 10 2 0 3 1 11 19 9 10 0 0 5 5 4
2016-1Jan 22 UTA 19 8 3 0 2 0 3 4 8 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
2016-1Jan 20 CLE 33 16 10 1 0 1 2 8 15 0 1 0 0 3 7 2
2016-1Jan 18 @TOR 38 29 10 3 1 2 1 13 22 3 5 0 0 2 8 2
2016-1Jan 16 @ATL 32 10 3 1 0 0 2 4 10 2 3 0 0 1 2 2
2016-1Jan 15 POR 28 25 7 1 0 1 2 9 17 7 10 0 0 3 4 1
2016-1Jan 13 NYK 30 20 8 5 2 1 0 8 13 4 6 0 0 1 7 3
2016-1Jan 11 SAS 32 18 5 2 0 2 1 8 17 2 2 0 0 1 4 3
2016-1Jan 9 @DET 30 19 7 1 0 3 3 8 11 3 3 0 0 1 6 4
2016-1Jan 8 ORL 35 17 8 0 1 1 3 6 15 5 8 0 0 3 5 0
2016-1Jan 6 TOR 40 24 13 1 1 3 3 11 21 2 5 0 0 5 8 2
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2016-1Jan 4 BOS 37 19 5 1 0 1 3 6 14 7 7 0 0 0 5 4
2016-1Jan 2 @BOS 38 30 13 2 1 1 4 11 24 8 8 0 0 5 8 4
2015-12Dec 30 @ORL 39 24 15 2 3 5 2 7 18 10 12 0 1 6 9 3
2015-12Dec 28 @MIA 35 26 12 0 2 1 2 10 24 6 7 0 0 5 7 4
2015-12Dec 26 WAS 30 19 11 3 0 2 1 9 16 1 3 0 0 6 5 3
2015-12Dec 23 DAL 35 13 6 2 1 2 0 6 15 1 3 0 0 2 4 3
2015-12Dec 21 @CHI 35 21 12 2 2 3 3 8 18 5 6 0 0 3 9 3
2015-12Dec 20 MIN 40 20 12 5 1 2 4 8 11 4 5 0 1 2 10 3
2015-12Dec 18 @IND 33 18 5 1 0 1 2 7 15 4 4 0 0 2 3 5
2015-12Dec 16 MIA 28 25 6 0 0 0 0 12 16 1 2 0 0 3 3 4
2015-12Dec 14 ORL 32 11 6 0 0 0 1 4 15 3 4 0 0 2 4 2
2015-12Dec 12 LAC 32 14 12 0 1 1 5 5 11 4 4 0 0 8 4 2
2015-12Dec 10 PHI 19 7 7 1 0 1 5 2 3 3 5 0 0 2 5 5
2015-12Dec 8 HOU 39 24 8 0 1 5 6 9 14 6 6 0 0 4 4 3
2015-12Dec 6 GSW 28 18 8 3 1 1 3 7 14 4 4 0 0 3 5 3
2015-12Dec 4 @NYK 35 21 4 1 1 2 2 8 20 5 5 0 0 2 2 3
2015-12Dec 1 PHO 37 23 6 2 0 1 2 10 20 3 5 0 0 1 5 3
2015-11Nov 29 DET 36 15 9 5 4 6 3 6 18 3 5 0 0 2 7 6
2015-11Nov 28 @CLE 38 22 9 2 1 2 2 10 15 2 5 0 0 1 8 5
2015-11Nov 25 @OKC 34 26 8 2 2 2 3 11 23 4 4 0 0 6 2 3
2015-11Nov 22 BOS 35 23 10 0 1 0 2 10 20 3 4 0 0 5 5 3
2015-11Nov 20 @BOS 27 14 7 2 0 0 2 5 9 4 4 0 0 3 4 1
2015-11Nov 18 @CHA 35 23 5 3 0 2 1 8 19 7 8 0 0 2 3 5
2015-11Nov 17 ATL 35 24 10 1 1 3 1 11 21 2 4 0 0 2 8 3
2015-11Nov 14 @GSW 42 18 9 1 1 3 1 8 21 2 2 0 1 4 5 3
2015-11Nov 13 @SAC 36 17 10 1 0 4 3 5 15 7 8 0 0 4 6 5
2015-11Nov 11 @HOU 35 14 12 0 1 5 1 6 17 2 3 0 0 5 7 1
2015-11Nov 7 @MIL 29 20 4 1 0 2 4 9 17 2 2 0 0 1 3 2
2015-11Nov 6 LAL 39 23 10 1 0 4 2 8 19 7 7 0 1 4 6 3
2015-11Nov 4 @ATL 36 27 11 3 0 1 2 11 16 5 7 0 0 5 6 1
2015-11Nov 2 MIL 34 18 9 1 0 2 4 6 10 6 7 0 1 1 8 5
2015-10Oct 31 @MEM 28 12 10 0 0 1 0 4 11 4 6 0 0 2 8 3
2015-10Oct 30 @SAS 32 17 3 4 0 1 2 6 11 5 6 0 0 0 3 3
2015-10Oct 28 CHI 33 26 7 2 0 1 3 10 17 6 7 0 0 4 3 2
Brook Lopez Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Brook Lopez – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

55.3%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Brook Lopez has a true shooting percentage of 55.3%.

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Brook Lopez NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 82 36.0 15.4 9.6 1.2 0.6 2.2 0.0 53.1 79.3 2.1 3.2 6.3 0.0 0.0 6.4 12.1 2.5 3.1
2009-10 21 82 36.0 18.3 8.4 2.2 0.7 1.7 0.0 49.9 81.7 2.4 3.2 5.2 0.0 0.0 6.7 13.4 4.9 6.1
2010-11 22 NJ 82 36.0 20.8 6.1 1.6 0.6 1.5 0.0 49.2 78.7 2.2 2.5 3.6 0.0 0.0 8.0 16.3 4.8 6.1
2011-12 23 NJ 5 36.0 25.4 4.8 1.6 0.3 1.1 0.0 49.4 62.5 1.6 2.1 2.6 0.0 0.0 10.1 20.4 5.3 8.5
2012-13 24 BKN 74 36.0 23.0 8.2 1.1 0.5 2.5 0.0 52.1 75.8 2.1 3.3 4.9 0.0 0.0 9.1 17.5 4.7 6.3
2013-14 25 BKN 17 36.0 23.8 6.9 1.1 0.6 2.0 0.0 56.3 81.7 1.9 2.6 4.3 0.1 0.0 8.7 15.5 6.3 7.8
2014-15 26 BKN 72 36.0 21.2 9.2 0.9 0.7 2.2 0.0 51.3 81.4 1.8 3.7 5.5 0.2 10.0 8.7 16.9 3.8 4.7
2015-16 27 BKN 54 36.0 21.6 8.8 1.7 0.8 1.9 0.0 50.2 78.0 2.5 3.1 5.7 0.1 0.0 8.5 17.0 4.6 5.8
Rest Of Season Projections 27 BKN 27 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Brook Lopez
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Brook Lopez NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 20 82 2502 1068 665 86 44 151 0 53.1 79.3 147 225 440 2 0.0 448 844 172 217
2009-10 21 82 3026 1542 709 187 55 139 0 49.9 81.7 204 270 439 2 0.0 563 1129 416 509
2010-11 22 NJ 82 2889 1673 488 129 47 120 0 49.2 78.7 176 197 291 1 0.0 644 1309 385 489
2011-12 23 NJ 5 136 96 18 6 1 4 0 49.4 62.5 6 8 10 0 0.0 38 77 20 32
2012-13 24 BKN 74 2253 1437 512 70 33 154 0 52.1 75.8 131 208 304 1 0.0 570 1094 297 392
2013-14 25 BKN 17 533 352 102 16 9 30 0 56.3 81.7 28 39 63 1 0.0 129 229 94 115
2014-15 26 BKN 72 2100 1236 535 50 43 126 1 51.3 81.4 104 214 321 10 10.0 506 987 223 274
2015-16 27 BKN 54 1818 1090 444 88 41 98 0 50.2 78.0 124 156 288 7 0.0 430 856 230 295
Rest Of Season Projections 27 BKN 27 875 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Brook Lopez
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Brook Lopez NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 20 82 30.5 56.8 53.1 7.3 12.5 0.6 17.4
2009-10 21 82 36.9 57.0 49.9 10.7 11.7 0.9 21.6
2010-11 22 NJ 82 35.2 54.9 49.2 7.1 9.6 0.7 18.4
2011-12 23 NJ 5 27.2 52.7 49.4 5.8 5.8 1.0 13.6
2012-13 24 BKN 74 30.4 56.7 52.1 4.8 8.9 0.5 19.7
2013-14 25 BKN 17 31.4 62.9 56.3 4.9 8.7 0.6 21.2
2014-15 26 BKN 72 29.2 55.8 51.3 4.0 8.2 0.5 18.8
2015-16 27 BKN 54 33.7 55.3 50.2 7.3 10.4 0.7 21.2
Rest Of Season Projections 27 BKN 27 32.4 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Brook Lopez
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Brook Lopez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lopez dumped in 26 points (11-21 FG, 4-4 FT) and had 12 rebounds, three assists and a block in 41 minutes on Friday in a win against the Kings.

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Lopez scored 21 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-14 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 38 minutes in a loss on Wednesday against the Pacers.

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Lopez poured in a game-high 27 points (13-19 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go with just five rebounds, two assists, and two blocks over 36 minutes in Monday's 105-100 loss to the Pistons.

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Lopez scored a game-high 33 points (13-23 FG, 7-12 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, four blocks, and three steals in 37 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Pelicans.

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Lopez scored 28 points (10-21 FG, 8-11 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes during Friday's loss to the Mavericks.

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Lopez recorded 31 points (11-19 FG, 9-10 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists in 32 minutes during Sunday's win over the Thunder.

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Lopez scored 16 points (8-15 FG, 0-1 FT) to go with 10 rebounds and a block over 33 minutes in Wednesday's 91-78 loss to the Cavaliers.

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Lopez scored 29 points (13-25 FG, 3-5 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds and three assists over 38 minutes in Monday's 112-100 loss to the Raptors.

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Lopez totaled 25 points (9-17 FG, 7-10 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one block in 28 minutes during the Nets' 116-104 loss against the Trail Blazers on Friday.

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Lopez scored 18 points (8-17 FG, 2-2 FT) to go with five rebounds, two blocks, and two assists over 32 minutes in Monday's 106-79 blowout loss to the Spurs.

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Lopez scored 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-3 Ft) while adding seven rebounds and three blocks in 30 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Pistons.

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Lopez collected 24 points (11-21 FG, 2-5 FT), 13 rebounds, three blocks, one assist, and one steal in 40 minutes during the Nets' 91-74 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday.

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2015-16

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2014-15

For the second time in three years, Lopez's season was cut short by an injury. Seventeen games into the 2013-14 campaign, he went down with broken foot that cost him the remainder of the season. Just two years prior, Lopez suffered a stress fracture and missed 77 games. While the 26-year-old's durability is a huge concern at this point, he's been among the league's most productive big men when healthy. Prior to the injury last season, Lopez was averaging 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 56 percent from the field and a career-best 82 percent at the free-throw line. While his rebounding numbers have been the subject of scrutiny throughout his career, Lopez's efficiency on the offensive end compensates for the deficit. He's arguably the top offensive center in the league and is one of only a handful of players with a complete low-post, back-to-the-basket game. Again, health will be the factor that dictates his value, but if Lopez can avoid another devastating injury, he'll be one of the most productive fantasy centers in nearly any format.

2013-14

After losing nearly the entire 2011-12 season to injury, there were plenty of question marks surrounding Lopez heading into last season. Not only was Lopez able to return and stay healthy last year, but he was able to revert back to his pre-injury productive ways. Lopez re-established himself as the Nets' primary option in the post, pouring in 19.4 points per game while shooting a very efficient 52 from the field and 76 percent from the free-throw line. He also showed improvements on the defensive end of the court, blocking a career-high 2.1 shots per tilt. While his rebounding didn't return to the levels we saw in his first two seasons, Lopez was able to post respectable numbers on the glass by pulling down 6.9 boards each night. One note of concern, though, is that Lopez needed a screw replaced in his surgically repaired foot this offseason. Early indication is he'll be ready for the start of the season, but prospective owners should double-check his status before draft day. He's one of the most gifted offensive big men in the game, and the Nets figure to use him as the primary option on the block again this season. As long as his foot injury doesn't resurface during the season, Lopez will be a solid source of all-around production.

2012-13

The 2011-12 season was lost for Lopez, who suffered a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during preseason play. He came back briefly from the injury in February, appearing in five games before suffering an ankle injury that led to him being shut down for the remainder of the season. In his five-game stint, Lopez showed some of the offensive promise weíve seen from him in the past, including a 38-point outburst against the Mavericks on Feb. 28. He ended his brief campaign with averages of 19.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks in 27 minutes per game. Itís difficult to take much away from five games, but it is troublesome that Lopezís rebounding dropped from an already pedestrian 6.0 in 2010-11 to 3.6 boards per night. All signs point to Lopez being healthy for the start of the season, which would be a huge first step in his progress back toward helping out fantasy squads. The Nets overhauled their roster this offseason, including the trade for Joe Johnson, so itíll be interesting to see where Lopez fits in the pecking order for touches on offense. That said, the team did commit $61-million to Lopez this summer, and Brooklyn doesnít have much depth in the frontcourt, which should lead to plenty of opportunities in the low post for the Stanford product.

2011-12

Lopez continued to show signs that heís developing into one of the best low-post presences in the league during the 2010-11 season. He finished his third year with a career-high 20.4 scoring average while hitting 49.2 percent of his shots from the floor and 78.7 from the charity stripe. He also remained productive on the defensive side of the ball, swatting 1.5 shots per game. But Lopez regressed in rebounding. After averaging 8.1 or more boards in each of his first two seasons, Lopez only pulled down 6.0 rebounds per night last year, which is inexcusable for a seven-footer with his skills. Lopez underwent offseason surgery to remove a calcium deposit in his right upper arm, but heís expected to be back to full strength this season. He hasnít missed a game throughout his professional career, and this injury isnít expected to linger, so owners shouldnít be too worried about Lopezís health going forward. With Deron Williams now running the show in New Jersey, Lopez has one of the better floor generals in the league. Assuming Nets coach Avery Johnson can solve the mystery of Lopezís vanishing rebounding skills, and with Williams helping push the young big man to another level offensively, Lopez should continue maturing into an All-Star-caliber pivot.

2010-11

Lopez followed up his impressive rookie campaign with an even better sophomore season last year, and he enters 2010-11 as a truly elite fantasy player. He averaged the most points per game (18.8) among all centers in the NBA, and it's hard to fault any part of his game. For someone 7-0, 265, he could improve on the boards (he averaged 8.7 rpg last season), but he's a decent passer, blocks shots, and only Dwight Howard and Nene Hilario averaged more steals per game among centers than Lopez (0.7 spg) last year. The big key to Lopez's fantasy value is his excellent free throw shooting, as he shot 81.7 percent from the line last season while attempting 6.2 freebies per game. It's an area where almost all other bigs in the NBA struggle mightily, so this is a huge advantage. At age 22, Lopez will continue to get better, and he's yet to miss a single game so far since joining the NBA. He'll enter 2010-11 as quite possibly the most important player on the Nets' roster.

2009-10

Lopez entered his rookie campaign with little fantasy hype, but ended up the highest-ranking freshman. The seven-footer played all 82 games for the Nets, starting at center for 75 of those contests. He led all rookies in blocks (1.8) and field-goal percentage (53.1) while finishing second in rebounds (8.1) and sixth in points (13.0). He also shot 79.3 percent from the free throw line, a rarity from a seven-foot rookie. The Nets are in full-fledged rebuilding mode, shipping Vince Carter out of town in the offseason and leaving the duo of Lopez and point guard Devin Harris as the two centerpieces of the franchise. Last season, Lopez only attempted 10.3 field goals per game while the Nets ran few post-up sets. While Harris will continue to run the show, Lopez will camp out on the block, and as the Netsí only legitimate scorer in the post, he should hear his number called more often. While possessing several polished post moves, Lopez still lacks a go-to move and often relies on a jump hook that is unrefined. But at 21, heís young and will continue to develop his offensive repertoire. And even if his offensive game develops slowly, Lopez will continue to rebound, post solid percentages and block shots at a clip that places him in the upper-echelon of centers.

2008-09

Lopez has a very nice drop-step from the right block as he showed in the NCAA tournament, but he is very awkward when defenses try to take away that move. He struggles with connecting counter-moves, but he can step out and hit the 8 to 10-foot jumper as well. He has a strong base and a great frame to build on, but he has clumsy hands and many times allows rebounds to slip through his fingers. He's not an active defender and doesn't rebound very well outside his area. Boone is a much more rugged player and should limit Lopez's minutes against bigger front lines.

2007-08

Lopez has a very nice drop-step from the right block as he showed in the NCAA tournament, but he is very awkward when defenses try to take away that move. He struggles with connecting counter-moves, but he can step out and hit the 8 to 10-foot jumper as well. He has a strong base and a great frame to build on, but he has clumsy hands and many times allows rebounds to slip through his fingers. He's not an active defender and doesn't rebound very well outside his area. Boone is a much more rugged player and should limit Lopez's minutes against bigger front lines.