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jeffb 07-11-2012 12:12 AM

Brook Lopez to re-sign for up to 5yrs/78Mil
 
:dead: :police: :tombstone: :eek:

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Adrian Wojnarowski‏@WojYahooNBA

Y! Sources: As time's running out on a Howard deal for Brooklyn, Brook Lopez nears agreement on max contract with Nets. http://tinyurl.com/86tgnwf
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Restricted free-agent center Brook Lopez is progressing toward an agreement for a maximum contract with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Brook Lopez played in only five games last season for the Nets. (AP)Nets president Billy King and Lopez’s agent, Arn Tellem, are finalizing the length of the deal – four years for $58 million, or five years for $78 million – and ironing out protections on the back end to account for a right foot that Lopez broke twice in the past year, sources said.

King is scheduled to travel to Los Angeles on Wednesday to work on completing the deal with Tellem.

Brooklyn needs Lopez as the centerpiece of a sign-and-trade deal to acquire Orlando’s Dwight Howard, but is running out of time waiting for the Magic to make a decision on where they want to trade him, sources said. The Nets need to add four free agents into a deal for Howard, and convincing all of them to be a part of a complicated sign-and-trade deal much beyond Wednesday’s end to the league’s moratorium on transactions becomes increasingly more unrealistic every day.

Once Lopez signs the deal, he can’t be traded until December.

Orlando has refocused its trade talks for Howard with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, and the Nets are starting to believe that Magic general manager Rob Hennigan simply wants to do a deal elsewhere, sources said. Clearly, the Nets are pushing hard on Lopez’s deal to apply pressure to Orlando, but there’s nothing left for them to offer Orlando that they haven’t already made available to them.

The Nets are offering the Magic three first-round picks, and a fourth that it believes it can gain upon moving guard MarShon Brooks in a trade, sources said.

The Houston Rockets were aggressively shopping players on Tuesday, including forward Luis Scola, in an attempt to create more salary-cap space and gain another first-round pick to fulfill Orlando’s wants for a Howard deal, sources said.

LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! 07-11-2012 12:17 AM

It's been a while since he wasn't injured and a while since he averaged 8 rebounds/game but none the less, DAMN! That's a lot of $, Brook is taking the nets to the bank.

Raptors1995 07-11-2012 01:00 AM

Billy KING :cookie:

Kirby 07-11-2012 01:06 AM

ew... :cookie:

thank god for Bargnani's bargain contract. :dancing:

DSWC 07-11-2012 01:17 AM

WOW$A!!!!!!!

I would not have come CLOSE to paying that. Not for an oft-injured center that doesn't rebound.

10gizzle 07-11-2012 01:17 AM

The NBA is going on a downward spiral. Gonna be interesting to see when it all blows up.

carp 07-11-2012 01:38 AM

Why not max offer Greg Oden too! Have GM's lost all creativity in this league? Where is the imagination and ability to negotiate?

VanCity 07-11-2012 01:39 AM

ahahaha!

I love this. Billy King ftw!

How is Bargnani's contract looking now?

rapsmannn 07-11-2012 01:40 AM

wow they backed up the brinks truck for a guy who came surgery and isn't on andrea bargnani's level

DSWC 07-11-2012 02:00 AM

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Originally Posted by rapsmannn (Post 668965)
wow they backed up the brinks truck for a guy who came surgery and isn't on andrea bargnani's level

Actually. Pretty damn good!

numbah eleven 07-11-2012 06:37 AM

So they're spending 65M on 4 players? :idiot:

Shifty.py 07-11-2012 06:45 AM

at least they are not spending it on Rashard, Arenas or Turkoglu

INSIDER 07-11-2012 11:59 AM

i lovethis contract. why? because it makes Bargnani's look like one of the biggest steals in the league.

i've got to question the talks and debates that the Nets mgmt and Lopez's agent had. how the hell did he pull out a max deal? he is nowhere close to being a max player. this is crazy. the nets payroll is through the roof! how the hell are they doing this?

Superjudge 07-11-2012 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by 10gizzle (Post 668958)
The NBA is going on a downward spiral. Gonna be interesting to see when it all blows up.


This is the NBA a few people here think is fantastic.

Super teams and mega stars.

Its all a sham.

Don Vito 07-11-2012 12:05 PM

Good to know the lockout solved nothing.

Superjudge 07-11-2012 12:09 PM

small markets, gotta pay to keep talent because the only teams supported by the league are the super teams. no agent wants his cash cow anywhere unless its the sexy place to be that will be on every single fucking national telecast.

Agents run this league man.

pzabby 07-11-2012 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 669080)
small markets, gotta pay to keep talent because the only teams supported by the league are the super teams. no agent wants his cash cow anywhere unless its the sexy place to be that will be on every single fucking national telecast.

Agents run this league man.

agents run most of the sports world nowadays

jeffb 07-11-2012 05:53 PM

Quote:

Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA
Brooklyn has reached agreement on a 4-year, $61 million max deal with Brook Lopez, league source tells Y! Sports.
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MrClutch 07-11-2012 06:01 PM

what is that Nets gm smoking lately

shenmui 07-11-2012 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by numbah eleven (Post 668982)
So they're spending 65M on 4 players? :idiot:

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Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine
RT @daldridgetnt: Nets' new contracts: $98M (DWill), $40M (Wallace), $89M (Joe Johnson's contract), $60M (Lopez). Total: $287 million

lol


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