Dec 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Nets 121-120 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets Rumors: Brook Lopez has no restrictions

This upcoming NBA season is going to be big for a lot of reasons, but not all of the have to do with LeBron James. There are Eastern Conference story lines completely detached from the LeBron James story and one of the bigger subplots involves Brook Lopez and the Brooklyn Nets.

Lat season Lopez suffered a foot injury that derailed his year and set him back a bit. This year he’s looking to rebound and possibly earn a fatter contract in the offseason of 2015, but that all starts with the Nets allowing him back on the court.

According to general manager Billy King, that’s exactly what has happened as Lopez is operating with no restrictions this offseason.

The Nets need Lopez to come back strong this season as when he’s at the top of his game he’s one of the best bigs in the NBA. But he has a chronic injury problem that has plagued his career and if he goes down again, that could alter his standing with teams moving forward as there’s no coming back from an injury prone label.

Be sure to check FanSided.com’s official NBA page to keep up to date on the latest news and rumors from around the league all summer long.

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