Nets Resign Brook Lopez
The Nets and 7 foot center Brook Lopez, who was a restricted free agent, have been able to come to a agreement on a 4 year $60 million dollar max contract.
The Lopez signing will take the Nets out of trade talks with the Orlando Magic, as once Lopez signs the new deal he can't be traded until January 15th. Lopez was the center piece of the offer heading to Orlando, so the Nets Magic trade rumors will stop for the summer.
Lopez is coming off a year in which he was only to play five games due to various foot and ankle injuries. Lopez has shown he can be good offensive center in the NBA, but his rebounding dropped in the 2010-11 season to only 5.9 rebounds a game, which is very low for 7 foot center who plays over 30 minutes a game.
Lopez in four seasons has averaged 17.4 points 7.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for his career, but coming off a year of only playing five games should raise some concern about his health going forward.