Can the Brooklyn Nets Win Consistently with a Brittle Brook Lopez?

December 11th, 2012 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »
According to Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News, Brook Lopez will miss the Brooklyn Nets' upcoming game against the New York Knicks on Dec. 11th. Lopez may not return to game activity until next week.

With the Nets in the midst of a four-game losing streak, one must ask: Can Brooklyn win consistently with a brittle Lopez?

Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York had previously reported that Lopez's sprained right foot "was not serious." Lopez claimed that it was not a relapse of the foot injury that forced him to miss 61 games in 2011-12.

With Lopez having missed six games already, concern is certainly a rational reaction.

"I was definitely concerned," Lopez told reporters Friday in a video posted on the Nets' official website, "but like I said, once we went through to check it out and evaluate it, we were just thankful it wasn't in the same spot (as the previous injuries)."

"It already feels a lot better today," he said. "I guess we'll just keep seeing how it gets better each and every day."

These comments were made on November 30th.

Per Ackert's report, Nets general manager Billy King supports Lopez's clai ...

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