Brook Lopez

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

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

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Will Barton #5 of the Denver Nuggets shoots against the Brooklyn Nets on February 23, 2015 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. 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 Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lopez Scores 19, Leads Nets To 110-82 Win Over Nuggets

Brook Lopez led seven Nets players in double figures with 19 points, and Brooklyn won its second consecutive road game by beating the Denver Nuggets 110-82 on Monday night.

02/24/2015

Jerome Jordan #9 of the Brooklyn Nets goes for the lay up against the Los Angeles Lakers during the game on February 20, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by D. Andrew Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Hold Off Lakers’ Late Rally, Win 114-105

Joe Johnson scored 23 points and Brook Lopez added 22 off the bench, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 114-105 victory over the skidding Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

02/21/2015

Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Surprise — Nets GM Drops The Ball At Trade Deadline

Because Billy King couldn’t unload any of his Max Three, Brooklyn’s future will remain bleak for the next few years. By then there’d better be a new caretaker in charge.

02/20/2015

Brook Lopez (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets-Thunder Talks Fall Through; Brook Lopez Stays Put In Brooklyn

Early in the day, Yahoo Sports reported that the Nets would receive center Kendrick Perkins, small forward Perry Jones and point guard Reggie Jackson in a potential deal for Lopez.

02/19/2015

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Trade ‘Em! Memphis Should Be Last Stop For Nets’ Underperforming Stars

I’ve had enough of D-Will’s excuses. Trading Brook Lopez could also be addition by subtraction. They both have to go — for whatever Nets GM Billy King can get at auction.

02/10/2015

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 6: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets handles the ball against Cole Aldrich #45 of the New York Knicks on February 6, 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 Take Season Series With 92-88 Win Over Knicks

Brook Lopez scored 22 points, Jarrett Jack made a clutch 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 92-88 on Friday night.

02/06/2015

Andray Blatche during the 2014 FIBA tournament (Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images), Nets GM Billy King  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Blatche Rumor Proves Nets GM Is King Of The Flip-Flop

Just when you thought this season couldn’t get any stranger. Unfortunately, there is little Billy King can do to resurrect this team.

02/03/2015

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