July 11, 2012
“Brook Lopez is one of the top young centers in the NBA,” said King. “We have witnessed his growth as a player over the past four years, and are very pleased that he will remain in a Nets uniform as we begin our new era in Brooklyn.”
Lopez, selected 10th overall by the Nets in the 2008 NBA Draft, holds career averages of 17.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per games. Over his four NBA seasons, the seven-footer is shooting .504 from the field and .796 from the free throw line in 251 games. Lopez played in all 82 games in each of his first three seasons in the NBA, averaging a career-high 20.4 points per game in 2010-11. In 2011-12, Lopez was limited to five games of action due to a broken right foot. He posted averages of 19.2 points per game, including a 38- point performance at Dallas on February 28. Over the past three seasons, Lopez ranks 2nd among NBA centers in scoring, averaging 19.6 points per game.