"The Nets confirmed Saturday that Lopez broke his surgically repaired right foot, which he fractured in 2011 and later had a screw replaced in."
It's already been a dreadful start for the Nets who sit at 9-17, as many thought this team had the potential to make a run at the finals. Injuries have been a major factor in why the Nets have struggled as they've been without Lopez, Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Terry at some point this season.
The aging Kevin Garnett will now be asked to step up and play more minutes as he'll likely take over the starting center position and Andray Blatche will also see a big boost in minutes.
Reggie Evans might take over the power forward position along side Kevin Garnett and he could potentially be worth an add in deep 14+ team fantasy leagues because of his ability to rebound. We all remember last year he was grabbing 20+ boards on what seemed to be a nightly basis.
At some point this season Mason Plumlee will get a chance to play solid minutes for the Nets, but I don't see it happening in the near future. He's a great rebounder and can finish with authority around the basket. If another injury occurs to a big man for the Nets, Plumlee will get his chance.
Here are your options on ESPN to replace Lopez. Unfortunately, Yahoo has yet to take Brook off the Can't Cut list!
|Anderson Varejao, Cle C||29.0||3.4/6.8||0.491||1.4/2.0||0.706||8.7||0.8||8.2||58|
|Nene , Wsh PF, C||32.1||5.6/10.9||0.519||3.6/5.6||0.642||6.0||1.0||14.9||58|
|Miles Plumlee, Pho PF, C||28.1||4.3/8.5||0.505||1.0/2.2||0.464||8.8||1.9||9.6||56|
|Andrew Bynum, Cle C||19.7||3.5/8.3||0.425||1.5/1.9||0.775||5.3||1.2||8.5||52|
|Channing Frye, Pho PF, C||26.0||5.3/9.7||0.552||1.3/2.0||0.667||5.3||0.3||15.0||52|
|Ersan Ilyasova, Mil PF, SF DTD||34.0||1.0/6.0||0.167||4.5/5.0||0.900||4.5||0.5||6.5||49|
|Enes Kanter, Uta C||27.1||4.9/10.5||0.471||1.6/2.1||0.750||6.0||0.8||11.5||42|
|Brandon Bass, Bos PF||21.0||2.0/5.5||0.364||1.5/2.0||0.750||5.0||0.0||5.5||39|
|Kevin Garnett, Bkn PF, C DTD||20.5||3.5/6.5||0.538||1.0/2.0||0.500||4.0||0.5||8.0||39|
|Terrence Jones, Hou PF||22.3||2.3/6.3||0.368||0.7/2.0||0.333||5.0||0.3||5.7||35|
|Glen Davis, Orl PF||30.0||5.0/11.7||0.429||2.3/3.7||0.636||8.0||1.0||12.3||33|
|Markieff Morris, Pho PF, C||26.0||4.8/9.7||0.491||3.2/4.1||0.778||6.0||0.5||13.0||30|
|Taj Gibson, Chi PF||28.0||3.5/8.0||0.438||2.3/3.5||0.643||5.3||1.5||9.3||30|
|Derrick Williams, Sac PF, SF||24.5||2.8/6.8||0.407||2.5/4.0||0.625||2.5||0.3||8.8||26|
|Cody Zeller, Cha PF, C||17.9||2.0/5.4||0.374||1.1/1.5||0.725||4.2||0.5||5.1||23|
|Andray Blatche, Bkn PF, C||22.7||4.6/9.7||0.474||2.4/3.3||0.721||5.9||0.5||11.8||22|
|Jordan Hill, LAL PF, C||20.9||3.8/6.3||0.594||1.7/2.5||0.688||7.8||0.8||9.2||18|
|Kosta Koufos, Mem PF, C||21.8||3.0/7.2||0.425||1.1/1.6||0.692||6.9||1.1||7.2||9|
|Brandan Wright, Dal PF, C||19.3||4.7/7.0||0.667||2.7/4.3||0.615||4.7||1.7||12.0||7|
|Jason Smith, Nor PF, C||28.3||4.5/9.3||0.482||1.2/1.6||0.763||6.3||1.1||10.1||6|
|Tiago Splitter, SA PF, C||20.6||3.1/5.5||0.562||1.7/2.6||0.667||6.2||0.4||7.9||6|