Brooklyn Nets: Quarter Season Review

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Brook Lopez

Statistics: 22 GP, 19.5 MIN, 19.6 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 1.6 APG, 2.2 BPG, 49% FG%, 21.09 PER

One word to describe his season: Reliable

Brook Lopez has been extremely reliable this season. Just as he’s always been (when healthy) for the Brooklyn Nets.

Putting up all-star caliber numbers across the board, Lopez continued his dominance that he displayed down the stretch last season into this season. Lopez has cemented himself among the league’s best centers, constantly showing off new methods of putting the ball in the basket, and consistently improving on the defensive side of the ball.

Brook Lopez isn’t a superstar in today’s NBA. He doesn’t have the big name that everyone knows and he’s not as marketable as most other elite players in the NBA. Regardless, Lopez is one of the most reliable players in the NBA, and certainly doesn’t lack the ability to take over a game. He’s not a superstar, but he’s definitely a stud.

Lopez has his weaknesses, however, given the Nets position and their inability to get a true superstar to build around, giving Lopez a long term deal was a no-brainer this offseason. Considering he hasn’t disappointed and is living up to his contract, Lopez is most definitely a guy Billy King should continue to build around. The 27-year-old is in the prime of his career, and it’s important the Nets do everything they can to put a winning team around him as soon as possible.