Current Rank – #18 among all centers
Position C | 7′ 0″, 275 lbs | Brooklyn Nets
Born: Apr 1, 1988 in North Hollywood, CA
Drafted 2008: 1st Rnd, 10th by NJ
Experience: 7 years
Ben Buchanan – Brook Lopez has always been one of the most talented players in the NBA, but he can never seem to stay healthy (5 games in 11′, 70 in 12′, 17 in 13′). He’s also not a top tier rebounder (7.1 RPG in career). Offensively, he’s a fource though. Lopez can easily average 20 PPG when healthy, he can lead a team and be a top tier center, lots of “ifs” though. He must stay healthy and work on his rebounding, then he can seriously start improving.
Keith Rivas – Without question in my mind, Brook Lopez is the biggest claim to fame that the Nets will have for a while. No longer in the company of Deron Williams, more will be expected of Lopez as the season comes and goes. Knowing that he’ll be entering his eighth year as a seasoned veteran, we can expect Lopez to continue to do big things where it counts — down low.
Jr. Williams – Lopez should rank higher on this list, unfortunately, his history of injuries negatively affected his durability rating, but overall when healthy he’s arguably a top-5 center in the NBA. With Deron Williams out of the picture in Brooklyn, the focus will shift to Lopez, who is a proven scorer, rebounder, and one of the top shot-blockers in the game. The 2014-15 season was a great year for Lopez, lets hope for another 70 plus games for the seven year vet.