In tonight’s game against the Orlando Magic, Brook Lopez is getting his first taste of Dwight Howard for the season. Lopez had a hard time both containing and scoring on Howard last year. In The Record this morning, Al Iannazzone talks to Lopez and Avery Johnson about comparing the two centers:
“Dwight Howard right now is in a stratosphere of his own, especially on the defensive end and the way he plays pick-and-rolls and his physicality,” Johnson said. “Brook is still maturing. He still has a ways to go, but we like the level where he is right now.”
Lopez can go a long way in showing the rest of the league how good Nets fans think he is by putting in some good performances against the Magic. We’ll see how things go tonight.