People forget that Brooke had mono a couple of years back and lost a ton of weight ... mono takes a few years to get back to where you were prior to it ... and this would be that year ... while not a great rebounder he was about 2 rebounds a game better before the mono ... so I think we could see a nice uptick in the boards per minute and overall for Lopez this year.
Brook Lopez added 15 pounds of muscle
But in the case of Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, it looks like he actually did it.
After playing much of last season at about 275 pounds, Lopez clocked in at Nets training camp at a robust 290. "I don't feel slower or anything, I feel stronger. more powerful," Lopez said, apparently channeling a superhero.
Lopez says he expects his playing weight in-season to be a bit lower -- around 280 to 285 pounds -- but the longest-tenured Nets player looks enormous after an offseason of weight training with teammate Andray Blatche.