Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Want To Keep Brook Lopez, Build Team Around Him

Keeping Brook Lopez is the priority, while moving Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be options if King decides to break up Brooklyn’s core.

05/06/2015

Nets GM Billy King  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: The King Of All Spin — Nets’ General Manager Defends His Plan

Billy King’s timing couldn’t have been better.

05/06/2015

Alan Anderson #6 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates during a game against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Beat Hawks 91-83, Pull Within 2-1 In Series

Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday, cutting the Hawks’ lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference playoff series.

04/25/2015

Deron Williams against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 12, 2015 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Count ‘Em Out — Nets Done After Brick-Fest In Milwaukee

The only thing consistent about this team has been their inconsistency. Here’s one thing you can count on, though: On Wednesday, the Nets will be counted out.

04/13/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Washington Wizards on April 10, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez, Nets Roll To 117-80 Rout Of Wizards

Brook Lopez scored 26 points, Bojan Bogdanovic added 22, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts, and the Brooklyn Nets continued their playoff push with a 117-80 blowout of the Washington Wizards on Friday.

04/10/2015

BROOKLYN,NY - APRIL 6: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the layup against the Portland Trail Blazers at Barclays Center on April 6, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez, Nets Beat Short-Handed Trail Blazers

Brook Lopez dominated twin brother Robin and the short-handed Portland frontcourt with 32 points and nine rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Trail Blazers 106-96 on Monday night.

04/07/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 1: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the New York Knicks on April 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Edge Knicks On Lopez’s Tip, Tie For 7th In East

Brook Lopez’s follow shot with 2 seconds left gave the Brooklyn Nets their fifth straight victory and a share of seventh place in the Eastern Conference, as they beat the New York Knicks 100-98 on Wednesday night.

04/02/2015

Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets battles for position against the Indiana Pacers on March 31, 2015 at Barclays Center (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Brook Lopez’s Reinvention Spurs Nets’ Rise Up Standings

Now it’s not what will the Nets do if he decides to stay and keeps the team in luxury tax hell for another year, but how in the world can the Nets allow Lopez to leave if he opts out?

04/01/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates during a game against the Indiana Pacers on March 31, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Top Pacers To Reclaim 8th Spot In East

Brook Lopez had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets reclaimed sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference by beating the Indiana Pacers 111-106 on Tuesday night.

04/01/2015

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes to the basket against the Nets’ Brook Lopez, middle, on March 27, 2015 at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Shut Down LeBron In Second Half, Cool Off Cavaliers

Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scored 20 points, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers’ four-game winning streak with a 106-98 victory on Friday night.

03/27/2015

Brook Lopez (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez Scores 34, Nets Edge Slumping Hornets 91-88

Brook Lopez had 34 points and 10 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets handed the slumping Charlotte Hornets their fifth loss in their last six games, 91-88 on Wednesday night.

03/26/2015

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets defends the ball against the Indiana Pacers during the game on March 21, 2015 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez Scores 26 To Lead Nets Past slumping Pacers 123-111

Brook Lopez had 26 points and four blocked shots to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 123-111 victory over the slumping Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

03/21/2015

BROOKLYN, NY - MARCH 20: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 20, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez, Nets Edge Bucks 129-127 In Triple Overtime

Brook Lopez had 32 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, helping the Brooklyn Nets to a 129-127 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the second triple-overtime meeting between the teams this season.

03/21/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Elliot Williams #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes to the basket against the Brooklyn Nets on March 10, 2015 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Slammed By Pelicans, Drop 4th Straight

Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91.

03/11/2015

Deron Williams brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets on March 4, 2015 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Excuse For Nets’ Brutal Performance Against Hornets

NBA teams are prone to stinkers. They could occur at the tail end of a dense schedule. They could be a side effect of an injury bug. Or maybe one team is vastly superior to the other. In Wednesday’s case, it was none of the above.

03/05/2015

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