NBA Trade Rumors: How Brooke Lopez’s Injury Will Impact Pursuit of Dwight Howard

March 5th, 2012 by Eric Ball Leave a reply »
Leave it to the New Jersey Nets to get crushing news on the same day they are the lead on Sportscenter.

Deron Williams’ 57-point performance was the greatest we’ve seen in the NBA this season, yet after the game there was little time to celebrate as the team awaited word on center Brook Lopez’s right ankle.

He ended up spraining it, and the Nets’ PR team has confirmed he will be out of action for the next three weeks:

Lopez will have his foot placed in a walking boot as a precautionary measure. He is expected to miss three weeks of action.

— Nets PR Dept. (@Nets_PR) March 5, 2012 This is a crushing blow that has little to do with the hole Lopez leaves in the post.

The trade deadline is March 15, and Lopez was supposed to be the main piece in a package to land Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.

Now a trade to the Nets is not happening. They don’t have the assets on their roster or the draft to yield the greatest center of the past decade. Howard is a rare talent and the package to land him has to be enormous.

The Magic would rather gamble and keep him f ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.