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Brook Lopez

27-Year-Old    C    Brooklyn Nets

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

17.2

REB

7.4

AST

0.7

STL

0.6

BLK

1.8

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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. Whil...

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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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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
Preseason Projections 27 BKN 60 29.8 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 39.6 20.4 8.0 1.0 0.4 2.6 0.0 46.3 82.4 1.2 2.8 5.2 0.0 0.0 7.4 16.0 5.6 6.8
Last 10 Games 10 36.4 18.4 8.8 0.6 1.1 1.9 0.0 49.3 82.0 0.9 3.5 5.3 0.0 0.0 6.7 13.6 5.0 6.1
Last 20 Games 20 36.6 22.0 9.1 0.8 0.9 2.0 0.0 54.2 83.0 1.0 3.7 5.4 0.0 0.0 8.8 16.3 4.4 5.3

 

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

55.8%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Brook Lopez has a true shooting percentage of 55.8%.

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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
Preseason Projections 27 BKN 60 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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
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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
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Brook Lopez 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 1 ATL 35 19 7 0 0 1 1 7 15 5 5 0 0 4 3 2
Apr 29 at ATL 39 15 3 2 0 3 2 4 13 7 7 0 0 0 3 2
Apr 27 ATL 43 26 10 3 2 4 1 11 19 4 6 0 0 3 7 5
Apr 25 ATL 42 22 13 0 0 2 2 7 18 8 12 0 0 4 9 2
Apr 22 at ATL 39 20 7 0 0 3 0 8 15 4 4 0 0 3 4 4
Apr 19 at ATL 36 17 14 0 2 0 0 6 7 5 6 0 0 6 8 3
Apr 15 ORL 33 14 7 1 4 3 2 4 8 6 7 0 0 3 4 3
Apr 13 CHI 34 13 8 0 0 1 0 5 11 3 4 0 0 4 4 4
Apr 12 at MIL 31 12 10 0 2 1 1 3 8 6 7 0 0 5 5 2
Apr 10 WAS 32 26 9 0 1 1 0 12 22 2 3 0 0 3 6 2
Apr 8 ATL 39 26 10 2 1 3 1 8 17 10 10 0 0 7 3 1
Apr 6 POR 32 32 9 1 1 1 0 15 25 2 4 0 0 4 5 2
Apr 4 at ATL 26 11 6 1 0 0 2 5 8 1 2 0 0 2 4 2
Apr 3 TOR 44 30 17 2 1 1 1 13 24 4 4 0 0 10 7 2
Apr 1 at NYK 34 18 7 1 0 5 0 9 15 0 0 0 0 3 4 4
Mar 31 IND 40 24 11 2 0 2 0 11 17 2 2 0 0 2 9 3
Mar 29 LAL 40 30 11 1 0 4 0 13 22 4 8 0 0 3 8 0
Mar 27 CLE 38 20 9 0 1 0 4 7 16 6 6 0 0 5 4 4
Mar 25 at CHA 39 34 10 0 2 3 2 16 26 2 2 0 0 1 9 2
Mar 23 BOS 35 31 4 0 1 2 0 12 19 7 7 0 0 2 2 2
Mar 21 at IND 31 26 4 0 0 4 1 11 14 4 5 0 0 0 4 3
Mar 20 MIL 42 32 18 2 0 5 1 13 20 6 6 0 0 7 11 5
Mar 18 at CLE 31 10 8 5 0 2 1 4 10 2 2 0 0 5 3 2
Mar 16 at MIN 22 16 8 0 1 1 1 7 8 2 3 0 0 6 2 1
Mar 14 at PHI 27 10 7 0 0 1 4 2 7 6 8 0 0 3 4 4
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Mar 11 at MIA 33 15 14 1 0 1 0 6 11 3 4 0 1 5 9 1
Mar 10 NOP 25 15 9 0 1 3 1 7 14 1 4 0 0 6 3 2
Mar 8 UTA 36 19 10 0 2 2 1 8 17 3 5 0 1 5 5 3
Mar 6 PHO 37 19 13 1 1 1 3 6 16 7 8 0 0 5 8 3
Mar 4 CHA 19 8 3 1 0 1 1 2 7 4 4 0 0 0 3 3
Mar 2 GSW 26 26 6 0 0 1 3 11 22 4 5 0 0 4 2 3
Feb 28 at DAL 15 7 5 0 0 0 0 3 7 1 2 0 0 3 2 3
Feb 27 at HOU 22 12 12 1 0 1 3 4 12 4 4 0 0 8 4 4
Feb 25 at NOP 34 15 7 0 1 4 0 7 14 1 1 0 0 3 4 2
Feb 23 at DEN 32 19 9 0 0 0 0 6 17 7 8 0 1 6 3 3
Feb 20 at LAL 33 22 14 0 0 1 2 8 19 6 7 0 0 7 7 4
Feb 10 at MEM 23 12 4 0 0 1 2 5 14 2 2 0 1 2 2 4
Feb 9 at MIL 21 10 5 2 1 2 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
Feb 7 at WAS 31 19 8 1 0 1 1 8 15 3 5 0 0 4 4 4
Feb 6 NYK 33 22 9 2 0 6 3 11 18 0 2 0 0 5 4 3
Feb 4 at TOR 28 8 4 2 0 1 1 4 14 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
Feb 2 LAC 37 24 7 0 1 0 0 12 20 0 0 0 0 1 6 4
Jan 30 TOR 41 35 12 0 3 3 1 15 28 5 6 0 0 8 4 4
Jan 28 at ATL 31 18 7 1 0 2 1 6 11 6 6 0 0 2 5 4
Jan 26 POR                                
Jan 24 at UTA 22 6 5 0 0 1 2 2 9 2 4 0 0 2 3 3
Jan 22 at LAC 24 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 3
Jan 21 at SAC 38 22 6 3 1 6 3 8 15 6 7 0 1 2 4 4
Jan 17 WAS 27 15 5 1 0 0 0 5 13 5 6 0 1 4 1 2
Jan 16 at WAS 23 26 3 0 2 2 1 8 14 10 12 0 0 1 2 3
Jan 14 MEM 27 11 4 1 0 0 2 5 9 1 1 0 0 1 3 4
Jan 12 HOU 24 12 6 0 1 1 2 5 8 2 2 0 0 3 3 2
Jan 10 at DET 27 11 15 1 1 1 0 3 9 4 4 1 2 3 12 4
Jan 9 PHI 28 18 6 0 0 2 2 9 17 0 1 0 1 0 6 3
Jan 7 BOS 17 6 5 0 0 2 2 2 7 2 3 0 0 1 4 1
Jan 5 DAL 33 22 13 0 1 4 1 11 21 0 0 0 1 1 12 3
Jan 4 at MIA 25 16 7 0 1 1 1 6 11 4 4 0 0 3 4 3
Jan 2 at ORL 18 16 8 0 0 3 1 7 8 2 3 0 0 2 6 0
Dec 30 at CHI 33 29 5 0 0 2 2 13 21 3 4 0 0 2 3 3
Dec 29 SAC 12 11 6 0 0 0 0 5 10 1 1 0 0 2 4 5
Dec 27 IND 15 0 5 2 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Dec 26 at BOS 14 8 1 0 0 0 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Dec 23 DEN 8 6 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Dec 21 DET                                
Dec 19 at CLE                                
Dec 17 at TOR                                
Dec 16 MIA                                
Dec 13 at CHA                                
Dec 12 PHI                                
Dec 10 at CHI                                
Dec 8 CLE                                
Dec 5 ATL 27 20 7 0 0 0 2 9 18 2 2 0 0 3 4 3
Dec 3 SAS 45 16 16 3 0 2 0 6 17 4 4 0 0 2 14 1
Dec 2 at NYK 35 23 8 2 0 3 1 10 20 3 4 0 0 3 5 2
Nov 30 CHI 22 11 2 0 0 0 0 5 11 1 1 0 0 0 2 5
Nov 26 at PHI 29 19 7 0 0 3 6 9 12 1 4 0 0 1 6 5
Nov 22 at SAS 25 6 4 1 0 1 2 3 8 0 0 0 0 3 1 3
Nov 21 at OKC 35 16 10 0 0 3 4 6 12 4 4 0 0 4 6 2
Nov 19 MIL 44 26 7 2 1 3 7 11 19 4 4 0 0 2 5 3
Nov 17 MIA 22 5 1 2 1 1 1 2 8 1 2 0 0 0 1 3
Nov 15 at POR 30 21 4 1 2 1 3 10 17 1 1 0 0 1 3 4
Nov 13 at GSW 27 18 5 0 0 0 3 7 17 4 4 0 0 2 3 3
Nov 12 at PHO 26 16 3 0 2 1 0 6 13 4 5 0 0 1 2 3
Nov 9 ORL 26 12 5 0 1 3 1 4 9 4 4 0 0 3 2 2
Nov 7 NYK 31 20 9 1 1 2 0 6 10 8 10 0 0 3 6 4
Nov 5 MIN 34 10 5 0 2 2 4 5 14 0 1 0 0 2 3 4
Nov 3 OKC 24 18 6 0 1 2 1 6 10 6 7 0 0 2 4 3
Nov 1 at DET                                
Oct 29 at BOS                                

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Brook Lopez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lopez has opted out of his contract with the Nets, making him an unrestricted free agent, the New York Daily News reports.

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Lopez appeared in 72 games for the Nets in 2014-15, averaging 17.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 29.2 minutes per game.

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Lopez posted 19 points and seven rebounds in 35 minutes of action in Game 6 against the Hawks.

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Lopez scored 22 points (7-18 FG, 8-12 FT) to go with 13 rebounds and two blocks in 42 minutes Saturday in the Nets' Game 3 win over the Hawks.

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Lopez scored 20 points (8-15 FG, 4-4 FT) with seven rebounds and three blocks in 39 minutes during Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Hawks.

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Lopez grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds Sunday in a Game 1 loss to the Hawks. He completed the double-double with 17 points (6-7 FG, 5-6 FT).

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Lopez posted 26 points, nine rebounds, one steal, and one block in 32 minutes of action Friday against the Wizards.

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Lopez scored 32 points (15-25 FG, 2-4 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes Monday against Portland.

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Lopez had 30 points (13-24 FG, 4-4 FT) and 17 rebounds in 44 minutes in the win over Toronto on Friday.

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Lopez scored 18 points (9-15 FG) with seven rebounds, one assist and five blocks in 34 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Knicks.

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Lopez scored 24 points (11-17 FG, 2-2 FT), to go along with 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 40 minutes against the Pacers on Tuesday.

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Lopez had 30 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks in 40 minutes Sunday against Los Angeles.

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2014-15

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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.