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The Nets are trading Brook Lopez and their 27th overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday in exchange for Tim Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.com, citing sources.

In 54 games this past season for the Lakers, Mozgov averaged 7.4 points per game, while D'Angelo Russell averaged 15.6 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game. 

Lopez played eight seasons for the Nets, who drafted him 10th overall in 2008. 

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Apr 12, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Apr 12, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern said he had "no idea" what Brooklyn Nets executives were thinking when the team rested Brook Lopez, Jeremy Lin, and Trevor Booker in their season-ending 112-73 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez battles with Boston Celtics center Al Horford for the tip off during the first quarter at TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez battles with Boston Celtics center Al Horford for the tip off during the first quarter at TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)

Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to help the Boston Celtics beat back a fourth-quarter charge and defeat the Brooklyn Nets 114-105 on Monday night to keep alive their hopes of securing the Eastern Conference's top seed.

The Celtics clinched the Atlantic Division title and can finish with no worse than the No. 2 seed.

Al Horford added 19 points and eight rebounds.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez (Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports)

Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez became the franchise's all-time leading scorer in Monday's game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

Lopez scored 25 points in a 114-105 loss to end his night with 10,444 career points, passing Buck Williams, who scored 10,440 points in his Nets career. Lopez passed Williams with a fadeaway jumper late in the fourth quarter.

With one game remaining in the 2016-17 season, Lopez, 29, has averaged 20.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

 

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Apr 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; ZZZ Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives against Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell (1) in the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center.  (Bill Streicher (USA Today))
Apr 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; ZZZ Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives against Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell (1) in the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher (USA Today))

Recap

Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin each scored 16 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a rare rout, 141-118 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

The 19-win Nets have been buried in last place in the NBA standings for most of the season and not even a recent surge could budge them out of the cellar.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez defends against Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez defends against Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

Brook Lopez scored 29 points, Jeremy Lin had 15, and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled Paul Millsap's return to the lineup by beating the Atlanta Hawks 91-82 on Sunday.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 11 points for the Nets, who have won two straight games.

Dennis Schroder scored 16 points, while Millsap and Tim Hardaway Jr. each had 14 for the Hawks, who have lost two straight.

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Apr 1, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) puts up a shot against Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) in the third quarter at Barclays Center. The Nets won 121-111. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Apr 1, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) puts up a shot against Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) in the third quarter at Barclays Center. The Nets won 121-111. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez scored 30 points, Trevor Booker had a season-high 23 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 121-111 on Saturday.  

Sean Kilpatrick added 15 points for the Nets, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Brooklyn had a season-high 72 points in the paint.

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Mar 30, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick (6) dribbles the ball against Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)
Mar 30, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick (6) dribbles the ball against Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Marcus Morris had 28 points and 13 rebounds, and Ish Smith hit the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter, helping the Detroit Pistons beat the Brooklyn Nets 90-89 on Thursday night.

Smith, who finished with 21 points, six rebounds and five assists, gave the Pistons an 87-86 lead with 30 seconds left. Brook Lopez missed a 3-pointer on the Nets' ensuing possession, and Detroit sealed it at the free-throw line.

Sean Kilpatrick scored 15 and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Jeremy Lin each had 14 points for the Nets. Lopez added 11 points and nine rebounds. >> Read more...

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The Nets look to improve to 3-0 against the Pistons as they meet at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • In the most recent meeting between these teams (March 21), Brook Lopez hit a running jump shot as time expired to give the Nets a 98-96 victory. Brooklyn leads the season series 2-0, but has lost its last three games in Detroit.
  • Brooklyn has gone 7-9 (.438) in March, which is just two wins shy of its total number of wins from October thru February (9-49).
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez passes the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric and guard T.J. McConnell during the first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez passes the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric and guard T.J. McConnell during the first half at Barclays Center. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-101 on Tuesday night.

Rookie guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot had 17 points and nine boards for the 76ers, who dressed only nine players.

Philadelphia was without center Jahlil Okafor, who missed his third straight game due to right knee soreness, and veteran guard Gerald Henderson, who did not play because of soreness in his left hip.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter at Philips Arena. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter at Philips Arena. (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The 76ers fell to the Pacers on the road on Sunday, 107-94. Philadelphia is 6-25 (.194) on the season when they fail to score at least 100 points in a game.
  • The Nets defeated the Hawks in Atlanta, 107-92, on Sunday for their third win in their past four games. Brooklyn has seven wins just in the month of March after having nine wins combined from October through February.

 

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Mar 23, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) attempts to block a shot by Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr.during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Mar 23, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) attempts to block a shot by Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr.during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez scored 19 points, K.J. McDaniels had a season-high 16 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 126-98 on Thursday night to give them consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Trevor Booker added 14 points for the league-worst Nets, who beat Detroit on Tuesday.

Brooklyn took a commanding 84-65 lead into the fourth quarter as Lopez scored 12 points in the third quarter. Brooklyn held Phoenix to 15 points, the fewest points the Nets have allowed in the third quarter this season. >> Read more...

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Mar 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson complains about a foul called against Nets during second half at Barclays Center. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-104.
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Mar 19, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson complains about a foul called against Nets during second half at Barclays Center. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-104. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Nets look to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly a year as they host the Suns at Barclays Center on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Nets are 7-2 (.778) against the Suns since moving to Brooklyn in 2012-13, their best record against an opponent during that time span.
  • The Suns dropped their fifth consecutive game after Tuesday's 112-97 road loss to the Heat. Phoenix has lost eight of its last nine road contests.
  • The Nets defeated the Pistons at the buzzer on Tuesday via a Brook Lopez jump shot for the team's fifth win in the month of March (5-7). Brooklyn had won just four games in the three previous months combined (4-37).
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Mar 21, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner (USA Today))
Mar 21, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner (USA Today))

Brook Lopez made a jumper as time expired to give the Brooklyn Nets a 98-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

The Pistons, fighting for a playoff spot, wiped out a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to tie it at 96 on Tobias Harris' follow shot with 2.4 seconds left.

Lopez then took the inbounds pass moving left, dribbled toward the baseline and shot the jumper as it appeared he might lose control of the ball, making the shot to cap a 29-point night. >> Read more...


Next game: The Nets return to action Thursday against the Suns in Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.

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Mar 16, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard K.J. McDaniels (14) fouls New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Mar 16, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard K.J. McDaniels (14) fouls New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

Brook Lopez scored a game-high 24 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Nets defeated the Knicks for the second time in five days, 121-110, Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Brooklyn defeated New York 120-112 on Sunday at the Barclays Center.

The Nets trailed by seven at halftime and were down 67-58 with 9:53 left in the third. Brooklyn finished the third quarter on a 34-20 run to take a 92-87 lead into the final period.

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Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Jeff Hornacek react to the 120-112 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Jeremy Lin ended an 0-for-9 start with a 3-pointer that halted a Knicks comeback, and the Brooklyn Nets beat New York 120-112 on Sunday night for their first home victory of 2017.

The Nets ended a 16-game losing streak at Barclays Center. They hadn't won here since Dec. 26, when Lin strained his hamstring in a victory over Charlotte.

He missed the next 26 games and struggled through his return here Sunday until taking over after the Knicks had trimmed a 22-point deficit to five. His 3-pointer made it 109-101 with 4:58 remaining and he converted a three-point play with 3:25 to restore Brooklyn's double-digit lead.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson reacts after making a basket in during the first half against New York Knicks at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson reacts after making a basket in during the first half against New York Knicks at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

Jeremy Lin ended an 0-for-9 start with a 3-pointer that halted a Knicks comeback, and the Brooklyn Nets beat New York 120-112 on Sunday night for their first home victory of 2017.

The Nets ended a 16-game losing streak at Barclays Center. They hadn't won here since Dec. 26, when Lin strained his hamstring in a victory over Charlotte.

He missed the next 26 games and struggled through his return here Sunday until taking over after the Knicks had trimmed a 22-point deficit to five. His 3-pointer made it 109-101 with 4:58 remaining and he converted a three-point play with 3:25 to restore Brooklyn's double-digit lead.

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Mar 1, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports (Sergio Estrada)
Mar 1, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports (Sergio Estrada)

Nets G Joe Harris and C Brook Lopez will not play in Friday's game against the Mavericks, the team said Thursday.

Harris (concussion/sprained left ankle) has not played since last Friday, missing Brooklyn's previous two games.

Lopez (sprained right ankle) scored 18 points in 29 minutes in the Nets' 110-105 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez warms up before the game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez warms up before the game against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)

While the Brooklyn Nets are just trying to survive an eight-game, 16-day, 8,100-mile cross-country trip, the Memphis Grizzlies are fighting for a coveted spot in the postseason in the Western Conference.

With a little more than a month to go in the regular season, the Grizzlies are in a dogfight with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder for the fourth seed. After losing to Houston on Friday, it would seem a perfect time for Memphis to get back on the winning track with the Nets coming to FedExForum on Monday.

The NBA's version of the Road Warriors, Brooklyn has the worst record in the league at 10-51 and has won only once on its current road trip. The Nets have lost 18 of 19 games, but the Grizzlies are taking nothing for granted -- and rightly so.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets face the Utah Jazz on the road Friday at 9 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • The Jazz defeated the Nets 101-89 at Brooklyn on January 2. They have now won four of the last five contests in this series.
  • Brooklyn defeated Sacramento 109-100 on Wednesday, snapping its 16-game losing streak. The Nets will now be looking to win back-to-back contests for the first time all season; their last 2+ game win streak came when they won consecutive contests, March 24-26, 2016.
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets (10-49) come into Salt Lake City with a rare burst of momentum after beating Sacramento 109-100 on Wednesday. Brooklyn won for the first time since Jan. 20 and earned just its third road victory of the season.

For the Nets, it was just their second win overall in their last 29 games dating back to December 26.

"It's great to break through and see this result," center Brook Lopez said. "But we don't want it to be a one-time thing."

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Mar 1, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center.  (Sergio Estrada (USA Today))
Mar 1, 2017; Sacramento, CA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada (USA Today))

Brook Lopez had 24 points and eight rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets never trailed in snapping a 16-game losing streak by defeating the Sacramento Kings 109-100 on Wednesday night.

The Nets' previous win was Jan. 20 at New Orleans. They had dropped 27 of 28 games since beating Charlotte on Dec. 26. The franchise record for consecutive losses is 18 by the 2009-10 team that went 12-70, another low mark in club history.

Jeremy Lin scored 17 points, Isaiah Whitehead had 14 and Caris LeVert finished with 13 for the NBA-worst Nets (10-49). Brooklyn made 11 3-pointers and shot 46 percent. >> Read more...

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley puts up a shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley puts up a shot against Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic in the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Conley scored 32 points, Marc Gasol had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the hapless Brooklyn Nets 112-103 on Monday night.

Brandan Wright added 17 points and Vince Carter had 14 as the Grizzlies won for the fourth time in their last five games.

Brook Lopez and Spencer Dinwiddie each had 17 points as the Nets lost their 13th straight overall and 15th straight at home to set a new franchise record for futility.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez (Sam Sharpe/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez (Sam Sharpe/USA TODAY Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets host the Memphis Grizzlies at Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • Memphis has won its last four games against the Nets, by an average of 12.3 points. The teams are meeting tonight for the first time in 2016-17.
  • The Grizzlies gave up a season-high 122 points in Friday's 122-107 home setback versus the Warriors. Memphis is 1-12 this season when allowing 110 or more points.
  • Brooklyn dropped its 12th straight game -- and 23rd of its last 24 -- with Friday's 108-99 loss versus the Heat. It is the franchise's longest losing streak since the Nets lost their first 18 games of the 2009-10 campaign.
  • Trevor Booker is averaging career highs of 10.0 points and 8.7 rebounds, while his 15 double-doubles are 10 more than he had in any of his previous six NBA seasons.
  • Brook Lopez and Marc Gasol are two of five NBA players with at least 75 blocked shots and 75 three-pointers this season. The others are Kevin DurantKristaps Porzingis, and Serge Ibaka.
  • Mike Conley is averaging 20.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting in road games this season, compared to 17.9 points on 40.9 percent shooting at home.
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) moves the ball upcourt during the third quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) moves the ball upcourt during the third quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter)

Brooklyn Nets forward Brook Lopez is committing to the team's rebuilding process despite its struggles this season and the lack of draft picks in the near future.

"I enjoy what I do. You have to in order to be in the same situation for so long,'' Lopez said, according to the New York Post's Brian Lewis. "I enjoy coming in and seeing the guys every day, seeing this group of people, I really want to see something special built here."

While Brooklyn has the worst record (8-33) in the NBA, has lost 11 games in a row and will likely give up its first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics stemming from the Kevin Garnett trade, Lopez, 28, wants to see the Nets succeed with GM Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson, both in their first year with the franchise.

"We spent a lot of time with Brook this summer," Atkinson said. "Him being around and understanding what we're trying to do -- and I'll include Sean in that -- and constantly communicating where we're going, what we're trying to do, what our program is, he sees the stuff around it."

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Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan drives against Brooklyn Nets power forward Trevor Booker during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan drives against Brooklyn Nets power forward Trevor Booker during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

DeMar DeRozan had 36 points and 11 rebounds, Cory Joseph scored a career-high 33 and the Toronto Raptors beat the free-falling Brooklyn Nets 119-109 on Tuesday night.

Toronto won its fourth straight game and extended Brooklyn's losing streak to 11 in a row. The Nets have not won since Dec. 26.

Terrence Ross added 15 points for the Raptors, who opened the game with an 11-0 run but fell behind after the first quarter.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez reacts in the fourth quarter against Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez reacts in the fourth quarter against Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA Today Sports Images)

Brooklyn is on a six-game losing for the second time this season and a loss on Tuesday will equal its longest skid of the year. The Nets are also 4-23 since Nov. 12 and 11 of 12 since a 10-point win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 14.

The latest defeat was a 105-95 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday afternoon, when the Nets gave up 13 straight points to open the second half and again down the stretch in the fourth.

Brook Lopez scored 18 of his 26 points before halftime as Brooklyn held an 11-point lead before getting outscored 32-16 in the third quarter. It was the 10th time the Nets were held under 20 points in a third quarter and the 29th time they were outscored in the third. >> Read more

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Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker looks to shoot against Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker looks to shoot against Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet/USA Today Sports Images)

Gordon Hayward scored 30 points and Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 16 rebounds, helping the Utah Jazz pull away to beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-89 on Monday night.

Rodney Hood and Shelvin Mack also scored 15 points each for the Jazz.

Trevor Booker led the Nets with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Brook Lopez scored 14 points.

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Kenny Atkinson and Randy Foye speak about the Nets? buzzer-beater win over the Hornets at the Barclays Center.

Randy Foye made a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer and give the Brooklyn Nets a 120-118 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

The Nets overcame the loss of Jeremy Lin and a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to stop a five-game losing streak. Bojan Bogdanovic led Brooklyn with 26 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 23 and Brook Lopez scored 10 of his 21 in the fourth.

Nicolas Batum had 24 points and Jeremy Lamb added 17 for Charlotte, but Kemba Walker was scoreless in the fourth quarter as the Hornets had their three-game winning streak snapped.

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)

The Hornets (17-13) buzz into Brooklyn on Monday for a matchup against the Nets (7-22) at Barclays Center.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) moves the ball upcourt during the third quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) moves the ball upcourt during the third quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter)

Nets C Brook Lopez did not practice on Monday and will not play against the Raptors on Tuesday so that he can play in the back-to-back with Golden State and Cleveland on Thursday and Friday, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

Head coach Kenny Atkinson has already sat Lopez twice during back-to-backs for Brooklyn this season, a plan in which the two say they are on the same page about.

Lopez played 30-plus minutes and scored 20-plus points in each of the last four games, with Brooklyn going 1-3 in that stretch. The three losses were by a combined 12 points.

The 28-year old center is averaging 20.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game this season. 

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin keeps the ball inbounds during the first quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin keeps the ball inbounds during the first quarter of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. (John Geliebter/USA Today Sports Images)

Joel Embiid scored 17 of his career-high 33 points in the third quarter and hit a pair of free throws with 12.5 seconds left to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Brooklyn Nets 108-107 on Sunday night in a matchup of two of the league's worst teams.

Embiid added 10 rebounds and Ersan Ilyasova had 22 points for the 76ers, who snapped an eight-game home losing streak while winning for the third time in 13 games.

A leading Rookie of the Year candidate, Embiid was 12 for 17 from the field, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc, and 7 for 8 from the free-throw line.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin scores as Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley defends during the third quarter at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin scores as Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley defends during the third quarter at Toyota Center. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)

James Harden had 36 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to their seventh straight win, 122-118 over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

Eric Gordon scored 24 points on 6-for-10 shooting on 3-pointers, and Ryan Anderson added 19.for the Rockets. Houston shot 17 for 43 on 3s, making at least 10 for an NBA-record 24th straight game.

Brook Lopez scored 26 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 17 for the Nets.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez dribbles the ball while being defended by Washington Wizards forward Andrew Nicholson during the first half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez dribbles the ball while being defended by Washington Wizards forward Andrew Nicholson during the first half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

John Wall scored 25 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and the Washington Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-113 on Monday night.

Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. had 18 points apiece and Markieff Morris added 16 for Washington.

Brook Lopez scored 25 and Sean Kilpatrick had 21 for the Nets.

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Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Sean Kilpatrick drives against Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick during the first overtime quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Sean Kilpatrick drives against Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick during the first overtime quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Sean Kilpatrick scored 31 of his career-high 38 points after the third quarter and the Brooklyn Nets stopped a seven-game losing streak with a 127-122 double-overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.

The Clippers started the game without Blake Griffin, ended it without the ejected coach Doc Rivers and dropped their third straight game by blowing an 18-point lead.

Chris Paul had 26 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, but the best guard on the floor in crunch time was Kilpatrick, who also had a career-best 14 rebounds.

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Sacramento Kings center center DeMarcus Cousins dribbles the ball as Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez defends during the first half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
Sacramento Kings center center DeMarcus Cousins dribbles the ball as Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez defends during the first half at Barclays Center. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The Brooklyn Nets' losing streak reached seven games as the Sacramento Kings outscored them 34-18 in the third quarter of a 122-105 loss on Sunday at Barclays Center.

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 (Mark J. Terrill)
(Mark J. Terrill)

One night after being dominated by the Clippers, the Nets fared a little better against the other Los Angeles basketball team. They were competiitive until the end but ultimately fell, 125-118. Brook Lopez scored a team-high 30 points and 10 rebounds, while Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in 29 points. Lopez also became the franchise leader in blocked shots, passing George Johnson in the process. D'Angelo Russell had a triple-double, scoring a game-high 32 points and having 14 rebounds and 10 assists. He also knocked down five three-pointers in the first 10 minutes of the game. Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and six rebounds in the win. 

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 (Mark J. Terrill)
(Mark J. Terrill)

Chris Paul scored 21 points and had nine assists, while Blake Girffin added 20 points as the Clippers beat the Brooklyn Nets, 127-95. The Clippers opened the game against the Nets on a 35-7 run and never looked back. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 18 points for Brooklyn, while contributing two rebounds. Sean Kilpatrick chipped in 14 points as he continues to start without the injured Jeremy Lin. Brooklyn turned the ball over a seaon-high 22 times. The Nets were without Lin and Brook Lopez, who was on the bench to rest.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Brook Lopez scored 26 points, and the Brooklyn Nets kept the Minnesota Timberwolves winless on the road with a 119-110 victory Tuesday night.

The Nets shot 55.3 percent from the field and had eight players with at least nine points, a surprisingly easy offensive performance against a young Wolves team that clearly hasn't yet grasped Tom Thibodeau's defensive schemes.

Trevor Booker added 15 points and Sean Kilpatrick had 14 for the Nets.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) gestures after scoring a three point basket during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) gestures after scoring a three point basket during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)

While a 2-4 start to a season may not sound impressive, the Brooklyn Nets have performed a lot better than many people believed they would. Besides for a blowout loss against the Bulls, the Nets lost their other three games by a combined 11 points. Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Andy Greer has watched tape and seen that Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson is getting maximum effort from his team, a roster consisting of five players that are 23 years old or younger. 

"They're playing younger guys than they did in the past," Greer told SNY.tv. "But you know, they still have Brook Lopez, who's really good. They're playing really hard. Kenny [Atkinson] is doing a good job with them."

It is no surprise that Lopez is the leader and star of this young Brooklyn Nets team. In his ninth season with the Nets, Lopez is the team's longest tenured member. But this season has seen a new addition to Lopez's arsenal of moves.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) poses for a portrait during media day at HSS Training Center. (Nicole Sweet)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) poses for a portrait during media day at HSS Training Center. (Nicole Sweet)

When one thinks of an NBA journeyman, what comes to mind is a veteran player that has found his way around the league, playing for several teams throughout his career. Joe Smith is the perfect example. Smith played in the NBA for 16 seasons, and yet never played more than three consecutive years for the same team. That led to Smith moving around between 11 different organizations in his 16-year career (which doesn't even include his second time around with the Timberwolves or the 76ers).

The biggest move Brook Lopez has dealt with since entering the NBA has been the Nets' transition from New Jersey to Brooklyn. Although Lopez has stayed with the same team his entire career, the rollercoaster of an experience he has dealt with while with the Nets makes him a journeyman of his own kind.

The New Jersey Nets drafted Lopez with the 10th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. In his first NBA game, the rookie center came off the bench and finished with eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes. Lopez would go on to win Rookie of the Month in both January and February, and finished the season averaging 13.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks in only 30.5 minutes per game. He placed third in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting, trailing only Derrick Rose and OJ Mayo. Although they finished 34 - 48 and failed to make the postseason for the second straight season since the departure of the franchise's all-time great Jason Kidd, the Nets finally had a reason for hope, and it came in the shape of their 7-foot tall rookie center.

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Nov 2, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) battles at the net with Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Brooklyn Nets won 109-101. Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 2, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) battles at the net with Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Brooklyn Nets won 109-101. Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets have gotten calls from other teams looking to make a trade for Brook Lopezreports ESPN's Marc Stein

According to Stein, teams believe the Nets could trade Lopez in a deal between now and the trade deadline in February. However, Stein indicates the Nets have not actively sought out trade partners and are just taking calls from other clubs. 

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez had 34 points and 11 rebounds, Sean Kilpatrick added 24 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 109-101 on Wednesday night.

Brooklyn hit 16 of its 20 shots in the first quarter to take a 38-30 advantage. The Nets had more turnovers (5) than misses. Brooklyn's first miss came at the 6:03 mark in the first when Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was off on a 3-pointer. Lopez had 14 in the first quarter and 24 by the end of the first half to lead the Nets as Brooklyn took a 71-55 lead to the locker room.

Detroit cut the lead to 11 heading into the fourth quarter and then as close as five with 1:34 remaining. >> Read more

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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

The Nets host the Pistons on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. According to STATS...

  • Detroit has won each of its last three games against Brooklyn by an average margin of 10.4 points.
  • Brooklyn's scoring has been balanced so far this year as they currently have nine players averaging at least 7.5 points per game in Bojan Bogdanovic (16.5), Jeremy Lin (16.3), Brook Lopez (15.0), Sean Kilpatrick (14.8), Trevor Booker (9.3), Joe Harris (9.0), Justin Hamilton (8.3), Anthony Bennett (8.0), and Luis Scola (7.5). No other team has more than eight such players.
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Oct 28, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Greivis Vasquez (21) and forward Luis Scola (4) react after leading in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers during second half at Barclays Center. The Nets won 103-94. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 28, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Greivis Vasquez (21) and forward Luis Scola (4) react after leading in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers during second half at Barclays Center. The Nets won 103-94. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

For the second straight season, the Milwaukee Bucks laid an egg opening the season in front of their home fans, falling 107-96 to the Charlotte Hornets.The problems that plagued Milwaukee in its opener are the same that tortured the Bucks last season: an inability to make 3-pointers and lengthy defensive lapses that allowed opponents to build double-digit leads.Milwaukee made just 3 of 16 3-point attempts and Charlotte shot 45 percent from the field and outrebounded the Bucks 51-46.

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Brook Lopez has the ball in the post in a preseason game at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger - USA Today)
Brook Lopez has the ball in the post in a preseason game at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger - USA Today)

Brook Lopez was limited to just 21 minutes in the Nets season-opening 121-117 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson said this is part of his long-term plan to get the most out of Lopez this season.Lopez, who scored five points and was 1-for-7 from the field, has not looked comfortable in the motion offense Atkinson has installed. The Nets shot a team-record 44 three pointers Wednesday night, a sign that Lopez's inside game might not be a focal point in the offense this season.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony addresses the media as point guard Derrick Rose looks on during the New York Knicks Media Day at Ritz-Carlton. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony addresses the media as point guard Derrick Rose looks on during the New York Knicks Media Day at Ritz-Carlton. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

I'm excited to get back into our TKB series of passing out your pre game scouting reports. I had the chance to watch Kenny Atkinson's Nets debut in Brooklyn the other night against the Reggie Jackson-less Detroit Pistons. The Nets won the game behind a very balanced attack led by Jeremy Lin's 21 points (5-8 from three) and the 22 combined points from Luis Scola and Joe Harris. As a team the Nets were a combined 14-34 from deep, something the Knicks should be used to after watching Houston make 20 threes in their 130-103 loss to the Rockets. 

Here is your Knicks/Nets scouting report:

Brook Lopez has the green light to shoot threes: Seriously. And he's trying to incorporate an "attack the closeout" element. The Knicks should do well to let him shoot from 3 any chance he gets. No need to fall for shot fakes.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez looks for a way to the basket as Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo (8) defends in the second half at Air Canada Centre. (Dan Hamilton)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez looks for a way to the basket as Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo (8) defends in the second half at Air Canada Centre. (Dan Hamilton)

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Sean Marks is starting to leave his stamp on the Nets, but one has to wonder if the general manager has another big move in him.

The Nets were very active on draft day. It all started by dealing Thad Young for the 20th overall pick, which they used to select Caris LeVert. Then, the Nets moved up from 55 to get Isaiah Whitehead, brought in undrafted free agent Yogi Ferrell, and in the process, got themselves $55 million in cap space.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Those in the know believe the Nets will acquire a first-round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, which takes place on June 23.

On Sunday, Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy, citing sources, tweeted that both the Knicks and Nets are aggressively seeking to acquire a first-round pick.

Later, Kennedy said the prevailing notion around the league is that the Nets will acquire a first-rounder before the draft.

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Brooklyn Nets player Thaddeus Young answers questions from media during press conference for new head coach Kenny Atkinson (not pictured) at HSS Training Center. (Noah K. Murray)
Brooklyn Nets player Thaddeus Young answers questions from media during press conference for new head coach Kenny Atkinson (not pictured) at HSS Training Center. (Noah K. Murray)

Thaddeus Young want to stay in Brooklyn, and he was apparently told that he'll get his wish.

 

Young, who signed a four-year contract with the Nets last offseason, told reporters that the Nets front office has assured him that neither he or Brook Lopez will not be traded.

 

""I've been told I'll be here," Young said. "Along with Brook."

 

When asked about Young's comments, Nets general manager Sean Marks was non-committal, but seemed like he intended to hang on to his two stars.

 

"What I said before is you have to be fluid. You never know what is going to come your way," Nets general manager Sean Marks told reporters on Monday. "I hope that they're part of this. They're both terrific people, and I hope to maximize their talent and help build around them."

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I think Marks has the right idea here. If some team comes in and offers the world for either of these guys, he certainly has to consider it. After all, it's unlikely that Lopez and Young will be regular contributors by the time this team is ready to seriously contend, so if they can get some assets for either player, he has to think about it. That said, there's value in honoring the deals these guys signed last summer, and also building a culture inside the organization that fosters a winning attitude.

 

The reason people disagree with the massive tanking approach a team like the Sixers have taken isn't because it's just brutal to watch. It's also because when you encourage regular losing like Philadelphia has, how do you stop on a dime and make the organization about winning? One assumes it's the natural development of young players, but even sure-fire, can't miss prospects need a strong and steady example to learn how to win. If your team is just stacked with replacement level players, it's hard to truly bring along a top flight talent.

 

So in Brook and Thad, the Nets have to components that not only can attract some free agents, but will help the next generation of guys like Chris McCullough and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson develop. That it and of itself is reason to keep them around.

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