Brook Lopez Would Be ‘Relieved’ To Stay With Nets

Brook Lopez may not be the best rebounding 7-footer in the game, but he does know how to how to make the right play in front of the microphone. After scoring 28 points (and grabbing only three boards) against the Celtics last night, Lopez told reports he “likes being a Net.” Via the NY Post: “’I do want to stay. It’s the only thing I’ve known and I’ve enjoyed my time here, no question,’ said Lopez, who almost certainly would go if the Nets could pull off a deal for Howard by the March 15 deadline — something their 23-year-old center wants to see come and go ASAP. ‘I’d definitely be relieved. No question. Like I said, I like being here. I like being a Net.’ Honest, there were no electrodes attached to bare skin to force that out of him. Lopez, who has endured some of the worst times in Nets history — including that 12-70 horror of 2009-10 — wants to stay and possibly join forces in Brooklyn with Howard, Williams, MarShon Brooks and at least one pick from this draft. ‘I don’t think there’s much more I can say. I enjoy being a Net and I like playing here,’ Lopez said, noting of the whole trade rumor scene, ‘I control very little or absolutely nothing of it, other than what I do on the floor. So I’m going to do what I can and that’s it.'”