Dwight Deal DEAD (for now) Nets Sign Lopez to Max

Updated: July 11, 2012

The Brooklyn Nets took themselves out of the running for Superman today when the two sides could not come to an agreement on the parameters of a trade. The longgggg saga that has drawn on for over a year will now be tabled and the Nets moved on to more important issues – Signing Brook Lopez to be the Man in the Middle when they walk into Brooklyn come the new NBA season.


Word has come down in the last hour that the Nets have comes to terms with Brook Lopez on a max deal worth $61m for 4 years as per Adrian Wojnarowski

Brooklyn has reached agreement on a 4-year, $61 million max deal with Brook Lopez, league source tells Y! Sports.

Lopez is expected to sign deal tonight, and thus, the Dwight Howard pursuit is officially over for the summer.

The drama is over (at least for the time being) as Lopez cannot be traded until Jan. 15th and after that, they need his consent. This makes the offseason the Nets had a complete A in my book. There are still a few items to resolve such as finding a way to sign Gerald Green and find a backup center to play behind Lopez. Billy King deserves a huge slap on the back for putting a winner on the floor to open the magnificent Barclays Center come the new season. The lineup of Deron Williams – Joe Johnson – Gerald Wallace – Mirza Teletovic – Brook Lopez will certainly be a force to be reckoned with in the East and the Nets become INSTANT CONTENDERS. Nice job Billy

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