Around the Nets Thursday: The centers of the universe

  • Joel Brigham thinks Brook Lopez is poised to be overpaid: “Unlike McGee, who really did show a lot of growth as a player this last season, Brook Lopez regressed, mostly as a result of ongoing injury issues. A kid that young and that big who has shown to be that injury prone this early in his career absolutely is a risky investment, but that won’t stop some teams for overvaluing him when free agency hits. … He’ll get $10+ million a year this July for being a seven-footer that can score, but that could prove to be costly if the team also needs him to rebound and defend.”

  • Jarrod Rudolph reports that Orlando Magic director of player development and former NBA player Adonal Foyle has been the “point man” for all Brooklyn Nets-Orlando Magic trade talk, even meeting Billy King in person this season. Recent rumors cropped up that the Magic had interviewed Foyle for their general manager position, currently held by Otis Smith. Foyle denies that interview ever took place.

  • Tim Bontemps reviews MarShon Brooks‘s first act.
  • Now I see why some Dallas Mavericks fans are sold on the idea that D-Will‘s coming. They get multiple articles on it every day.

  • Want to get hammered at the Barclays Center? You’ve got until the end of the third quarter or 2 A.M., whichever comes first. If 2 A.M. comes first, we’ve got a serious problem with game efficiency.

  • Are you a Nets fan that hates the move to Brooklyn? Tough.