Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 10:54 am  |  59 responses

Brook Lopez Believes Nets Can Win NBA Title Next Season

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez said he believes the new-looked, newly-located Brooklyn Nets have what it takes to win the NBA Championship next season. On paper, Lopez may have an argument. On the floor, though, it remains to be seen if and how the pieces will co-exist. Via PhilStar.com: “‘Obviously our main goal is no question the NBA championship. I think it is realistic for us. We’re already a good playoff team so with the addition of other pieces, we can target the ring,’ said Lopez, who was recently re-signed by the Nets to a four-year deal. Despite coming off a season-ending foot injury last season, the good-natured Lopez has stated that all his injuries are now water down the bridge, and that he is raring to prove it on opening night against their cross-town rivals, the New York Knicks. ‘The rehab for my injury is going great. I’m just trying to get it stronger as possible. But I’m happy to say I’m ready for the season to start,’ says Lopez. ‘I’m definitely working out on some new moves. I wouldn’t want to give it away or anything. I’m not going to spill it out yet but all of you should be ready for a brand new and better me. I’m really happy. This is where I want to be. You know I’m excited with the group of guys we have right now.’”

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  • TSmoove

    I believe that he can rebound but just like these title hope I need to see it to believe it.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    I believe he and his brother were given girl names!

  • ratguts

    Brook Lopez subsequently checks into Rehab.


    Let’s be real, the Nyets are just a sexy seven seed since they added Joe Johnson to last seasons lottery team.

  • FnF

    “We’re already a good playoff team…” Since when!?!?!?

  • 130623

    Think he may well be drunk! But suppose he’s gotta say/believe this


    when did you make the playoff? a 4th seat at best that gets knockout in the second round by the heat or celtics

  • bike

    He should spend some quality time with Dennis Rodman, hanging out, getting high, and learning to rebound.


    @bike you left out orgies and cigars for breakfast.

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk troll

    In related news Brook Lopez arrested for smoking crack!!!

  • beaver

    ^^ only funny comment by nbk troll I have ever seen…

  • ALD

    The nets have a good team on paper. Dwill,JJ,Gwallace,Hump,Lopez then cj,taylor,marshon,greene,evans, ,stackhouse(lol), teletovic and armon johnson. The talent is there to shock the NBA but becoming champions would be a space jam stretch. And the funny thing is, Brook Lopez would have to improve. He can score but needs to become more fluid with his moves. He likes to muscle defenders and it can be quite slow due to his lateral movement. His shot blocking is ok but should at least block 4 a game and his rebounding needs serious construction. His passing ability is a question too. If Brook lopez can get tougher and improve his all around game, the nets can definetly be championship contender because miami’s weekness benefits the nets. Boston is scary too soo only time will tell.

  • ALD

    And he should work with hakeem since everyone else is!!

  • pposse

    who is this clown? He never even been to the playoffs and he makes these sweeping statements. this guy has issues.

  • MirChilly

    Bath Salts is a Helluva drug

  • TheWhiteMarkPrice

    To be fair though guys, he also still believes in Santa Claus, Easter Bunny & the Great Pumpkin. He is a HUGE fan of Disney movies.

  • TheWhiteMarkPrice

    It shows in his game too, he has a tendency to play like Bambi.

  • ALD

    lol.. you guys are NOT funny.

  • furiousfunkfanatic

    This has to be some terrible misunderstanding, maybe he was referring to winning the ‘Shaqtin a fool’ of the year trophy. When you finish a season as 12th-seed you are not a playoff team. Please, can somebody explain this fact to this idiot? Adding an overpaid scorer his old team wanted desperately to get rid of, because he is not a good team player, does not turn you into a contender. Apart from that this is exactly the same team that won 22 of 66 games last season.

  • http://www.nba.com/knicks danpowers

    sure the nets can win the chip next year, if they stay healthy and all the main guys in any other playoff team get hurt

  • http://www.nba.com/knicks danpowers

    @furiousfunkfanatic: johnson not a good team player? are you kidding me? i have the funny feeling that you find out soon enough what i mean by that by the hawks winning record this coming season.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Just naww…

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    If Brook grabs 3 to four more rebounds, blocks one more shot and continues at this present scoring pace, the he would average 20 and 10 with 2 blocks.
    Just to put things in perspective.

  • kobesBESTfriend

    Wade and Lebron would have 2 suffer season ending injuries 4 BK 2 even sniff the Finals


    @MirChilly lol

  • greg

    the nets added a lot of talent. if brook can just improve slightly as a reabounder, the other four guys in the starting lineup are all good rebounders who can make up for him like miami does for their “centers”. after all this losing, what is wrong with them being a secound round bounceout to miami? still a good season for the premier of the brooklyn nets

  • LA Huey

    Hey, Allenp. I understand, like me, you’ll be running with Brooklyn in 2K. What line up do you plan on using the most? I think I’m going small with Deron, Marshon, JJ, Crash, and Brook.

  • mask

    believing and acheiving are two different things. I believe Kyrie will be the best point in the league in like 5 years. will he acheive it? probably, but thats not why i commented on this story.

  • Cameron

    In the Eastern Conference the Nets are a top 5 team. In the West, they’d be fighting to make the playoffs.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I only like Crash a little at the four. Last year the game didn’t really give him the quickness advantage he deserved so he wasn’t going around bigs. And he wasn’t hitting the glass hard enough. On the other hand, Hump was a beast on the glass.
    And I like to play Joe Johnson at the two guard because he has a clear size advantage over every two, which gives me a different look to use posting either him or Deron. Brook isn’t trustworthy on the block but he’s perfect spacing the floor for jumpers.

  • adam

    the nets didnt even make the playoffs…i didnt know that joe johnson automatically makes u a championship contender…they wont even be better than my knicks next year watch…

  • Tony

    Some people don’t know how to read. When Lopez said “we are a playoff team”, he simply stated that playoffs is given with that team. Nets have talent so never know what would happen in next May/June.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    the nets have more of a chance than anybody else except for the Lakers and maybe OKC. it’s not happening tho

  • Ash

    I can’t wait until the season start. Brooklyn Nets will be in the playoffs

  • pposse

    is anyone outside of BK but still in NYC a nets fan now? how does this work? Can a knicks fan be both a knicks and nets fan now?

  • domininaldo

    Nets are not the same team with just Joe Johnson added.

    Last year’s team consisted of Deron/Morrow/Deshawn Stevenson/Hump/Sheldon Williams. Bench was Marshon/Farmar/Shawne Willams/Okur/Jordan Williams/Petro and due the injuries a revolving door of dleauge call ups.

    Lopez played 5 games, and Wallace played in the last 15 games so he generally doesn’t count.

    The new team consists of Deron/JJ/Wallace/Hump/Lopez with Watson/Marshon/Greene/Teletovic/Evans/Shengalia/Taylor…this is a MUCH better improved team than the 22-66 team. On paper it’s a top 4 team in the east. No reason not to believe they can make a championship run. Definitely better than the Knicks.

  • TheBigL

    Chill guys, he was misquoted. He didn’t say title, he said game.

  • robb

    That’s more realistic

  • http://www.nba.com son.of.dad

    Robin is my favorite of the girls names.

  • Roscoe

    fun facts: Lopez has a russian owner and drinks too many white russians.

  • Zabbah

    yeah, and monkeys will fly out of my butt.

  • DG23

    water down the bridge……ummmmm

  • reydavidgamboa

    What would you guys expect him to say? “I believe we will still suck next year, and the year after that.” Of course he won’t. Can’t wait to see the new Nets next year.

  • Bola

    The only time Nets can win a championship will be on NBA 2K. Lets be real, can they improve? sure they can. Will they become a playoff team? sure they can. Will they win a chip? Hmm you got freaking Heat, Bulls, Celtics. Common son.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    I’m surprised by a lot of comments here. Apaprently a lot of people here think that all the Nets did is add Joe Johnson.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Honestly though what the hell is he suppposed to say? “Oh I think our team will suck next season” “Oh we’re gonna play Miami and get blown out the gym” FOH aint nothing wrong with being optimistic, especially after your team made some moves to improve the team. Is he wrong in the Nets will win a title? Yes but is he wrong for saying it? No.

  • Basketball_iQ

    Nj hadn’t been to the playoffs since jkidd… What playoff team has he been on?

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    I think he was trying to say that they were a playoff-caliber team before the offseason additions……obviously that’s wrong but hey let the man cook

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Laat ze maar kletsen Gerard.

  • DG23

    Go Raptors


    No way in hell why is brook even talking about a chip shouldn’t they be focused on making the playoffs first?

  • asdfghjkl

    someone should tell brook his chicken eggs havnt hatched yet

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    people really don’t know about the nets lmaooo…..

  • JL

    only way his year will be better is if he rebounds better. Cuz his scoring chances just went way down with joe johnson. He’ll go from 20ppg to 16-17 at most.

  • Rainman

    Well if Adrea Bargnani grabbed 4 more bounds and blocked 1 more shot, he wud be a 22 10-11 and 2 guys . Just putting that into perspective too. But that isn’t reality.

    @ AL: when’s the last time anyone blocked 4 a game? Yet u want that from brook lopez of all ppl? Plz…

  • DS44

    I will have 2lbs of what ever he is smoking .

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  • tee

    your must be crazy nets better then Knicks you’ll must be smoking bad weed