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Brook Lopez has a broken right foot, likely out for season

Multiple sources are reporting that Nets center Brook Lopez broke his right foot against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Lopez led the Nets with 20.7 points per game and 1.8 blocks per game, and was second on the team averaging 6.0 rebounds per game in 17 games played.

The 25-year-old was also in the top 10 in the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating.

Jon Presser, Contributor

Lopez appeared sluggish in Friday night’s game and didn’t look like his usual dominant self on the inside. Lopez had been dealing with left ankle sprains this season, and perhaps that contributed to this major injury to his other foot.

Lopez may have suffered the injury in the third or fourth quarter of last night’s game, toughing it out and playing through the entire overtime period, and maybe more, with a broken foot. It’s the very same injury he suffered back in the 2011-12 season, a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The same foot he’s had three surgeries on.

It’s devastating. Absolutely devastating. Brooklyn will now have to scramble to pull themselves out of a 9-17 hole without their best player. I imagine that Kevin Garnett will now move back to the center position primarily, but it sure is asking a lot of Garnett, Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee to make up for Lopez’s production.




10 comments
Steven Botta
Steven Botta

Wishing him well and hoping for a speedy recovery. Note: this dude can't stay healthy...it's always one injury after another.

jaymanjd
jaymanjd

SHOULD THE NETS CONSIDER TRADING LOPEZ NOW?

That is the question I have. When I think of Lopez I think of a Yoa Ming type career that was ended short with foot problems.  Great player but chronic foot problems.  Do he Nets ride out Yoa Ming part two when they are built to win now? Maybe Not. 

An option is to trade him now sorta like the Lakers did with Bynum.  Sell his potential to a team who is banking on him coming back to all star level and a team that does not really need him right now.  Example; The Rockets!!

http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=ow4kg2z

Here is a trade that workers Omar Asik and Lin for Brooks and Taylor.  Rockets dont need Brook lopez this year as they are willing to give up Asik.  Both Asik and Lin have that poison pill contracts  which the Rockets might want to shed.  Asik might be a great fit for Brooklyn because he gives them what they actually lack interior defense and rebounding.  He can also score a little.  Despite what Knicks fans think Lin would be an upgrade backing up Williams. 

The fact is Asik is probably the best seasoned young vet you can get for Lopez,  He is not as good but Lopez career could end up like Bynum or worse Ming.  Is he worth the risk for a tea built to win now? 

I think King should really consider this trade. 

Medula Oblongata
Medula Oblongata

Probably the best all around center in the league right now when hes healthy...tough break

Bill Lynn
Bill Lynn

Facebook really needs to add a "Not Like" option :(

Alex Keyes
Alex Keyes

Well, at least there will be time to develop Mason now...