It looks like Brook Lopez will be center stage once again in Brooklyn…
The 24-year-old Cuban-American basketball player has reportedly agreed to a new contract with the Brooklyn Nets, where he’ll continue as the team’s center.
Terms of the contract haven’t been disclosed, but a league source told ESPNNewYork.com‘s Mike Mazzeo that Lopez, a restricted free agent, agreed to a four-year, $60 million max deal.
Nets general manager Billy King was in Los Angeles negotiating with Lopez’s agent, Arn Tellem, on Wednesday.
“Brook Lopez is one of the top young centers in the NBA,” King said. “We have witnessed his growth as a player over the past four years, and are very pleased that he will remain in a Nets uniform as we begin our new era in Brooklyn.”
Lopez played just five games last season because of foot and ankle injuries, averaging 19.2 points. He owns career averages of 17.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in 251 career contests over five seasons — all with the Nets.