Brook Lopez Illness: Updates on Nets Star's Status and Return

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured Columnist

Nov 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) reacts against the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Nets 101-87. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez missed Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons with an illness. However, he's ready to return. 

Continue for updates.


Lopez Active vs. Hornets

Tuesday, March 22

Lopez played in Tuesday's game against CharlotteYES Network announced. He finished with 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the 105-100 loss.


Lopez is Nets' Most Valuable Player Despite Injury History

Lopez is no stranger to missing time due to injury. He appeared in just 17 games during the 2013-14 season due to a foot issue and was limited to just 44 starts in 72 games in the following year.

He ran into that same foot injury during the second week of this season, but he didn't miss any time.

Lopez is the best player on a struggling Nets team that is one of the worst in the Eastern Conference. The 7'0" center is a double-double threat night in and night out, and he leads the team in points and rebounds.

 

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com