You could make a case that even with the star studded line-up of the Brooklyn Nets, that Brook Lopez is the most talented player on their roster but even so, could the Nets actually become a better team if they got rid of their 7-ft center?
The reason this intriguing question is posed is that Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets are beginning to turn their season around. Since the beginning of January, the Nets have a record of 12-4 and have fought their way back into the playoff picture in the disappointing Eastern Conference.
Lopez was confirmed out for the season back in December after suffering a broken foot. To begin with the Nets struggled with the loss of their All-Star big-man, they lost four of their next five games to finish 2013.
Something began to click to start 2014, the Nets with all the hype surrounding them this season, began to find their own identity that eluded them thus far. Chemistry began to flow and advantageous spacing become evident, it was only a matter of time before they found it but it wasn't expected to have been done without the talents of Lopez.
Brooklyn, who went trade crazy with the Boston Celtics last season, may have found themselves with more trade potential as Lopez still has two years remaining on his current deal.
There would be a long list of suitors for the Center as usually big men don't come with the set of skills that Lopez himself possesses. Possible destinations include the Kings, Lakers or 76ers.
Remember to consider the fact that Brooklyn has lost a lot of its upcoming draft picks with all the deals they constructed with Boston to capture Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
If they want to make the leap to serious title contenders, maybe they will be looking to make a deal that could include Lopez in the near future.
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