It’s true that Lopez and Young are worth more to the Nets than to other teams. But what does that say about what the Nets are worth these days?
The two frontcourt players who opted out of their deals last month have agreed to re-sign on multi-year contracts, according to ESPN.com.
The Knicks have virtually no size on their roster, save for project Kristaps Porzingis. They need a rim protector. They need someone that can play, score, and pass out of the post.
There was no blockbuster this time, but the Nets certainly took some risks.
Thaddeus Young has informed the Brooklyn Nets he will become a free agent, and general manager Billy King says they want to keep the forward and center Brook Lopez.
“Jurassic World” may be number one at the cinema, but you can’t get anywhere close to number one in the NBA by showcasing dinosaurs like Lopez.
The 2013 NBA All-Star is expected to opt out of his contract and become a free agent.
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.
Billy King’s timing couldn’t have been better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?