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Brook Lopez says he’s 90 percent

Aug 18, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

Brook Lopez AP

Brook Lopez broke his foot in December, before the season. After just five games, he sustained an ankle injury, and that was the season. He re-signed with the Nets during their shopping binge on a four-year max deal that will pay him over $12 million each year for the duration of the contract.

Training camp starts in a month.

He is still not completely healthy, but he’s pretty close.

Lopez is on the NBA’s tour of the Philippines, and on Friday, talked about his condition:

“I’m probably around 90-percent okay but I’m pretty sure I’ll be back in full shape entering the NBA season,” said Lopez

via Brooklyn Nets ace graces NBA 3-on-3 – The Philippine Star » News » Sports.

You’d sure like to hear that Lopez is back to full condition, given how long he’s been away and the money signed to him. Even with Lopez’ issues with rebounding and defensively, his offensive load is going to be pivotal for the Nets’ hopes of winning the Atlantic. But 90 percent with two and a half months before the start of the season is more than enough time for him to get that extra 10 percent down and be ready to rock when the Knicks come to the new house.

But as long as the words aren’t “totally healthy,” there will still be one eye kept on Lopez and his health.

(HT: NetsDaily)

  1. charlescub80 - Aug 18, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    That’s as good as its gonna get. Sad, he has a lot of potential.

  2. thebigcaptain2011 - Aug 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    So I guess that means right now he can only grab 90 percent of 5.3 rebounds per game?

  3. biasedhomer - Aug 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    One of the main reasons why Orlando did not want him.

    You can’t blame them, a center that has health issues as well as being a poor rebounder, he is not someone you build a team around. The Magic would just be stuck in mediocrity. At least now they have a shot at a good lottery pick.

  4. meatloaf025 - Aug 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Then why he doesn’t wait until he is 100% to go to the Philippines?

  5. mojosmagic - Aug 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Glad he is working hard while on vacation.

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