Brook Lopez: The Nets Only Hope

November 10th, 2009 by David Glazer Leave a reply »
There comes a time in every sports franchise's life when they finally find a player to build around. 

For the Nets, it is Brook Lopez.

In basketball, the hardest position to find is center.  A true back to the basket center that can score block shots and rebound is a truly rare thing. Lopez has shown that he has the raw ability to become an All-Star in the NBA, and maybe more.

Right now, the Nets are going to lose a lot of games.  Four out of their five starters are hurt.  Lopez is the last starter standing. So, he does not have much help.  Even with all of that, he managed to put up 23 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots against the Boston Celtics. 

For the season, he is averaging 18 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.  Those are excellent numbers for a second year player.

What makes Lopez so promising is that he brings a lot of athleticism and skill to the position. Center is one of the most difficult position to play well because you rarely face the basket on offense. The great centers have the strength of a bull and the footwork of a ballet dancer. 

Lopez is not there yet; howev ...

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