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Brook Lopez

29-Year-Old       Los Angeles Lakers

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

11.7

REB

3.8

AST

1.5

STL

0.4

BLK

1.3

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Lopezís career once looked like it could be destined for an early end after nagging foot injuries nearly wiped out his entire 2011-12 and 2013-14 campaigns, but those health concerns have mostly faded with the center suiting up for 70-plus games in each of the past three sea...

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HT: 7' 0"   WT: 275 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, $63.49 million contract extension with the Nets in July of 2015.

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Lopez managed six points (2-5 FG, 2-5 3Pt), two rebounds and one block across 26 minutes during Thursday's 119-111 loss to host Minnesota.

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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 73 33.7 20.6 7.8 2.0 0.8 1.7 0.0 51.1 78.7 2.4 2.8 5.1 0.2 14.3 8.1 15.8 4.3 5.5
2016-17 28 BKN 75 29.6 20.5 5.4 2.3 0.5 1.7 1.8 47.4 81.0 2.5 1.6 3.8 5.2 34.6 7.4 15.6 3.9 4.9
2017-18 29 LAL 50 21.4 11.7 3.8 1.5 0.4 1.3 1.5 43.7 68.7 1.5 1.0 2.8 4.4 33.3 4.4 10.2 1.4 2.0
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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 1 21.0 8.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 50.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 3.0 33.3 3.0 6.0 1.0 4.0
Last 14 Days 4 22.8 9.5 2.8 1.8 0.0 0.5 1.5 42.4 50.0 0.5 0.3 2.5 4.3 35.3 3.5 8.3 1.0 2.0
Last 30 Days 11 22.5 11.6 3.7 1.4 0.1 1.1 1.8 43.9 57.1 1.2 0.9 2.8 4.6 39.2 4.5 10.4 0.7 1.3
Last 5 Games 5 23.0 9.4 4.0 1.8 0.0 0.6 1.2 38.3 50.0 0.4 1.0 3.0 4.2 28.6 3.6 9.4 1.0 2.0
Last 10 Games 10 22.7 11.1 3.5 1.4 0.1 1.0 1.9 42.6 50.0 1.2 0.7 2.8 4.8 39.6 4.3 10.1 0.6 1.2
Last 20 Games 20 20.3 10.3 3.3 1.3 0.3 1.0 1.8 42.2 50.0 1.3 0.6 2.7 4.8 36.5 4.0 9.4 0.7 1.3

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Brook Lopez
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Feb 23 DAL 124-102 21 8 4 2 0 1 0 3 6 1 4 1 3 0 4 1
Feb 15 @MIN 119-111 26 6 2 0 0 1 0 2 5 0 0 2 5 0 2 4
Feb 14 @NOP 139-117 18 8 3 0 0 0 1 3 9 0 0 2 4 0 3 3
Feb 10 @DAL 130-123 26 16 2 5 0 0 1 6 13 3 4 1 5 1 1 3
Feb 8 OKC 106-81 24 9 9 2 0 1 0 4 14 1 2 0 4 4 5 1
Feb 6 PHO 112-93 23 12 4 0 0 1 3 4 6 0 0 4 6 1 3 3
Feb 4 @OKC 104-108 35 20 5 5 0 1 2 8 18 0 0 4 9 0 5 4
Feb 2 @BKN 99-102 28 19 3 0 0 3 3 8 13 0 0 3 5 0 3 4
Jan 31 @ORL 127-105 9 5 1 0 1 0 1 2 7 1 2 0 3 0 1 2
Jan 28 @TOR 123-111 17 8 2 0 0 2 1 3 10 0 0 2 4 1 1 2
Jan 26 @CHI 103-108 20 17 6 1 0 2 1 7 13 2 2 1 3 3 3 4
Jan 23 BOS 108-107 15 12 2 0 0 1 1 5 10 2 3 0 4 1 1 2
Jan 21 NYK 127-107 15 14 4 0 0 0 1 5 9 0 0 4 6 0 4 0
Jan 19 IND 99-86 16 4 5 1 0 2 1 2 7 0 2 0 4 0 5 1
Jan 17 @OKC 114-90 17 5 2 2 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 2 3
Jan 15 @MEM 123-114 19 5 1 3 0 0 1 2 7 1 3 0 3 0 1 1
Jan 13 @DAL 101-107 17 8 3 2 1 0 0 3 11 0 0 2 6 1 2 1
Jan 11 SAS 93-81 18 4 2 0 0 3 2 1 5 1 2 1 4 0 2 4
Jan 9 SAC 99-86 22 18 3 0 0 0 1 6 9 1 2 5 8 0 3 5
Jan 7 ATL 132-113 19 8 3 2 4 2 2 3 10 0 0 2 7 0 3 3
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Jan 5 CHA 94-108 19 11 2 4 0 0 1 4 7 0 0 3 6 0 2 1
Jan 3 OKC 96-133 16 10 5 0 0 0 1 4 11 0 0 2 6 3 2 1
Jan 1 @MIN 114-96 Did Not Play
Dec 31 @HOU 148-142 Did Not Play
Dec 29 LAC 106-121 Did Not Play
Dec 27 MEM 99-109 Did Not Play
Dec 25 MIN 104-121 Did Not Play
Dec 23 POR 92-95 Did Not Play
Dec 22 @GSW 113-106 Did Not Play
Dec 20 @HOU 116-122 Did Not Play
Dec 18 GSW 114-116 11 6 1 1 2 1 1 3 5 0 2 0 2 1 0 2
Dec 14 @CLE 121-112 22 8 1 2 0 1 1 4 10 0 2 0 2 1 0 3
Dec 12 @NYK 113-109 23 14 4 3 0 1 4 5 13 2 2 2 6 3 1 2
Dec 9 @CHA 99-110 19 13 4 1 1 1 0 5 11 0 0 3 6 0 4 2
Dec 7 @PHI 104-107 20 11 5 0 1 1 4 4 9 2 2 1 5 2 3 5
Dec 3 HOU 95-118 20 10 5 2 0 2 3 2 5 5 8 1 3 2 3 3
Dec 2 @DEN 115-100 24 15 5 3 0 1 1 7 14 0 0 1 4 2 3 2
Nov 29 GSW 123-127 17 6 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 2 3 0 2 0 1 1
Nov 27 @LAC 120-115 16 5 1 1 0 2 0 2 8 1 2 0 2 0 1 4
Nov 22 @SAC 113-102 17 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 5
Nov 21 CHI 103-94 25 4 9 1 1 2 1 2 10 0 0 0 4 0 9 2
Nov 19 DEN 127-109 22 21 3 4 0 2 1 9 14 0 0 3 5 2 1 4
Nov 17 PHO 113-122 31 19 10 3 0 4 1 8 13 1 2 2 6 2 8 1
Nov 15 PHI 109-115 16 8 2 2 0 0 0 3 12 2 2 0 5 1 1 3
Nov 13 @PHO 93-100 28 15 10 1 0 1 2 6 9 2 2 1 4 2 8 4
Nov 11 @MIL 98-90 21 10 2 1 0 3 1 4 9 1 2 1 2 2 0 2
Nov 9 @WAS 111-95 22 15 4 0 1 2 1 4 12 7 7 0 2 2 2 3
Nov 8 @BOS 107-96 18 10 4 1 0 2 3 5 11 0 0 0 4 1 3 4
Nov 5 MEM 107-102 31 21 1 5 1 2 3 7 14 3 6 4 6 1 0 4
Nov 3 BKN 124-112 30 34 10 2 0 3 3 13 23 2 2 6 9 3 7 4
Nov 2 @POR 113-110 29 27 3 1 0 1 2 9 15 8 9 1 4 0 3 2
Oct 31 DET 113-93 21 8 1 4 0 2 1 3 9 0 0 2 6 0 1 1
Oct 28 @UTA 96-81 18 6 3 0 0 2 1 2 7 2 2 0 2 1 2 4
Oct 27 TOR 92-101 24 13 5 2 1 3 3 6 14 1 2 0 3 2 3 2
Oct 25 WAS 102-99 23 9 1 3 1 0 1 3 8 2 2 1 2 0 1 2
Oct 22 NOP 112-119 18 7 6 0 1 2 2 2 8 2 2 1 3 1 5 3
Oct 20 @PHO 130-132 32 19 11 2 1 0 3 6 10 5 7 2 5 1 10 4
Oct 19 LAC 92-108 29 20 6 2 1 1 1 7 19 5 5 1 5 4 2 3
Brook Lopez Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Brook Lopez – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

53.0%

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In 2017-18, Brook Lopez has a true shooting percentage of 53.0%.

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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 73 36.0 22.0 8.4 2.1 0.8 1.8 0.0 51.1 78.7 2.6 3.0 5.4 0.2 14.3 8.7 17.0 4.6 5.9
2016-17 28 BKN 75 36.0 24.9 6.5 2.9 0.6 2.0 2.2 47.4 81.0 3.0 2.0 4.6 6.3 34.6 9.0 19.0 4.8 5.9
2017-18 29 LAL 50 36.0 19.7 6.5 2.6 0.6 2.2 2.5 43.7 68.7 2.5 1.7 4.8 7.4 33.3 7.5 17.1 2.3 3.3
Rest Of Season Projections 29 LAL 22 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 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 73 2457 1501 573 146 58 124 2 51.1 78.7 175 204 369 14 14.3 591 1157 317 403
2016-17 28 BKN 75 2222 1539 403 176 38 124 134 47.4 81.0 184 121 282 387 34.6 555 1172 295 364
2017-18 29 LAL 50 1068 585 192 77 19 64 73 43.7 68.7 74 51 141 219 33.3 222 508 68 99
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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 73 33.7 56.2 51.2 8.8 10.6 0.8 21.6
2016-17 28 BKN 75 29.6 57.8 53.1 10.4 10.9 1.0 18.8
2017-18 29 LAL 50 21.4 53.0 50.9 11.0 10.5 1.0 10.9
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2017-18 Projections 29 LAL 72 32.5 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Brook Lopez

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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

Lopez totaled nine points (4-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and one block across 24 minutes in Thursday's 106-81 win over the Thunder.

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Lopez tallied 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 3Pt), four rebounds and one block across 23 minutes in Tuesday's 112-93 win over the Suns.

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Lopez had 20 points (8-18 FG, 4-9 3Pt), five rebounds, five assists and one block in 35 minutes during Sunday's 108-104 victory over Oklahoma City.

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Lopez scored 19 points (8-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt) while adding three rebounds and three blocks in 28 minutes during Friday's 102-99 win over the Nets.

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Lopez provided 17 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 20 minutes in Friday's 108-103 win over the Bulls.

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Lopez will start at center for Sunday's game against the Knicks.

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Lopez will play a reserve role in Friday's game against the Knicks, Bill Oram of The Orange County Register reports.

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Lopez will start at center for Friday's game against the Hornets, Bill Oram of the Orange County Register reports.

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Lopez (ankle) came off the bench and registered 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt) and five rebounds across 16 minutes in Wednesday's 133-96 loss to the Thunder.

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Lopez (ankle) will come off the bench Wednesday against the Thunder, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

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Lopez (ankle) has been cleared to play Wednesday against the Thunder, Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

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Lopez (ankle) has been cleared for a return to practice and is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Marc J. Spears of ESPN reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Lopez has been the lone, steady constant through what's already been a difficult rebuilding stretch for the Nets organization. One of only two players who was on the roster two years ago (Bojan Bogdanovic is the other), Lopez is coming off of arguably his best all-around season, in which he averaged 20.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and shot 51.1 percent from the floor. Lopez has had more efficient seasons, but the rebounding and assist numbers were his best in six years. While the Nets made a number of offseason additions, there's no question that Lopez, now two years removed from a serious foot injury, is still the team's best player and top offensive threat. The loss of frontcourt partner Thaddeus Young might hurt, but Lopez should see more scoring opportunities than ever before. Lopez's rebounding numbers have always left plenty to be desired, but he makes up for it with efficient free-throw shooting, a relative rarity among true seven-footers, to go with above-average blocks and steals production. Last season, Lopez was also one of only four players to average at least 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks per game, joining Paul Millsap, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bogut. He'll remain one of the top fantasy picks at his position.

2015-16

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, there's reason to be optimistic about his health and production going forward. Other than the two seasons that Lopez was sidelined due to foot surgery, he's been relatively durable. He played in all 82 games in his first three seasons in the league, and in his other two non-injury seasons, he played in 74 and 72 games. Missing 8-10 games isn't ideal, but the fact that Lopez has played, essentially, two healthy seasons following the repair of his broken feet is promising in some respects. He played in 72 games last season but only started 44 of them. In those 44 starts, Lopez averaged 18.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.8 blocks in 32 minutes per game while shooting 54 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line. If he's healthy, Lopez could end up being a good value in drafts this season.

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.