Brook Lopez

Nets point guard Deron Williams, right, shoots against the Boston Celtics during a preseason game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 19, 2014. (Photo by Nat Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Nets Have Lower Expectations, But Plan To Contend

The Brooklyn Nets were one of the biggest stories in basketball at this time last year, a team that had spent like never before and believed it had built a title contender. They didn’t get close.

10/21/2014

Brook Lopez

Lichtenstein: 44-Minute Games Won’t Solve NBA’s Injury Crisis

The league seems content to take as much of the fans’ money as fast as they can, even if it means more performances by understudies in lieu of marquee attractions like Brook Lopez.

10/20/2014

Brook Lopez has his right foot worked on prior to practice on October 5, 2014 at the Brooklyn Nets' practice facility in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Here We Go Again: Nets’ Lopez Out 10-14 Days With Foot Sprain

The Nets said Thursday that X-rays and a CT scan revealed no fractures or bone injuries. Brook Lopez missed most of last season after breaking the foot Dec. 21.

10/17/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets talks in the huddle during practice as part of the 2014 NBA Global Games on October 14, 2014 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 5 Takeaways From Nets’ Trip To China

At least Deron Williams isn’t returning to the U.S. in a walking boot. He survived the trip, which is all the Nets want from him out of this preseason.

10/16/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 7:  Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots the ball against the Maccabi Tel Aviv at the Barclays Center on October 7, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez, Williams Strong In Nets’ 111-94 Win Over Maccabi Tel Aviv

Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his return from an injury-shortened season, and Deron Williams also had a strong return from surgery in the Brooklyn Nets’ 111-94 victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday night.

10/08/2014

Alan Anderson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Have Their Core Four, But Who Will Take The Fifth?

Assuming they stay healthy — and that’s a pretty big assumption given their medical history — the Nets will revolve around the quartet of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Kevin Garnett.

10/07/2014

Center court at Barclays Center (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Less Hype Doesn’t Mean Worse Viewing For Nets Fans

You should ignore all the pundits’ predictions of a down year. There’s plenty of good basketball for Nets fans to look forward to — even if most of the country won’t see it.

08/14/2014

Paul Pierce #34 and Kevin Garnett #2 (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Postmortem — Who Will Be Back And Who Will Be Gone?

Here’s my prediction as to who will and who will not be members of the Nets when the 2014-15 season tips off in late October.

05/19/2014

Athletic trainer Tim Walsh with Brook Lopez #11 (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Coincidence Nets’ Defense Has Improved Since Lopez Went Down

These are the Nets we expected to see when they made all that fuss over the summer, even if it took a heartbreaking injury to their All-Star center to get them there.

01/21/2014

Brook Lopez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Nets Center Brook Lopez Undergoes Successful Season-Ending Foot Surgery

All-Star center Brook Lopez who was averaging a team-high 20.7 points, will miss the remainder of the season and the Nets expect him back for offseason workouts.

01/04/2014

Brook Lopez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Report: Nets Turned Down Pau-Gasol-For-Brook-Lopez Offer

The trade was proposed before Brooklyn’s center suffered a foot injury that ended his season prematurely. Lopez will undergo surgery to fix the fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Saturday.

12/30/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

GM Billy King Says Nets Won’t Go Into ‘Panic Mode’ Following Lopez Injury

GM Billy King said that the Brooklyn Nets are disappointed by the latest injury to Brook Lopez, but are not in panic mode. Lopez fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot.

12/22/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Let’s Hold Off On Nets’ Obituary Following Lopez Injury

Brook Lopez’s broken foot might not be a death knell for the Brooklyn Nets.

12/21/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Nets Star Center Brook Lopez Out Indefinitely With A Broken Foot

The Nets said Saturday that Brook Lopez was hurt during its overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday and the team would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors.

12/21/2013

Martell Webster of the Washington Wizards shoots against the Brooklyn Nets on December 18, 2013. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Loss Simple To Explain — Outworked By Hungrier Wizards

There are no excuses this time. Not injuries, coaching, the refs. This one was all about one team outworking the other. Washington was hungrier and ate the Nets for dinner.

12/19/2013

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