Report: Nets Rejected Nuggets’ Offer for Brook Lopez

by February 02, 2015

The Nets may be looking to trade Brook Lopez, but they’re not taking just any offer. According to ESPN‘s Marc Stein, Brooklyn was recently offered a package from the Denver Nuggets featuring JJ Hickson, Javale McGee and one of the first round picks that the team received in the Timofey Mozgov trade with the Cavs. The Nets’ response? Nah, we’re good.

The Brooklyn Nets continue to explore the possibility of trading center Brook Lopez but to date have resisted a serious push from the Denver Nuggets, according to league sources.


Sources told that the Nuggets have offered big men JaVale McGee and J.J. Hickson, as well as one of the two draft picks Denver recently acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers for center Timofey Mozgov, in exchange for the Lopez.


But Brooklyn, sources say, has rebuffed those advances so far.

Lopez is averaging 15 points and six rebounds per game this year and is shooting 50 percent from the field. He has one year left on his contract: a player option for the 2015-16 season worth a little less than $17 million. The Nets have been shopping him all  year—they were close to making a deal with the Thunder in January—and we can probably assume that, come the trade deadline on Feb. 19, Lopez will be suiting up for a different team.