ESPN's David Thorpe thinks Brook Lopez has a "bright future" and SI's Bryan Armen Graham thinks his present isn't bad either. Thorpe cites all the centers Lopez has outscored as a starter, including Shaquille and Jermaine O'Neal, Chris Kaman and Brad Miller, in moving the Nets' 7-footer into eigth place in his Rooking Rankings. Graham has him at #3! John Hollinger's computer ranks Lopez below his brother.
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- Season of the Bull and the Bear in the NBA - Bryan Armen Graham - Sports Illustrated
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