Few big men in the NBA are more talented than Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez. The former Stanford standout has all the tools to be among the elite big men in the league (which he is), but unfortunately for Lopez and the Nets, he struggles to stay healthy.
Constantly injured, Lopez underwent surgery this offseason to have a screw inserted into his already surgically ‘repaired’ foot, but Lopez says he’s doing just fine. In fact, he’s better than fine, telling ESPN New York’s Ian Begley that he’s 100% healthy:
#Nets C Brook Lopez, who had a screw replaced in his surgically-repaired right foot over the summer, says he’s 100% healthy, ready for camp.
For all of the ‘soft labels’ Lopez has attached to him, for all of the nagging injuries, outside of the 2011 season, Lopez has played in 328 of 336 career games. So while he might consistently have an issue hampering him, he does take the court, which is a lot more than many other players will do.