Brook Lopez has had a hard time this season. He's been playing almost 40 minutes a game over the past two weeks. Moreover, he's been sent out to the perimeter to give the Nets some outside scoring. But ESPN thinks his 17.3/8.5 numbers aren't good enough to rank him higher than fifth among sophomore big men and sixth overall. They're kinder to Chris Douglas Roberts who is ranked tenth "injuries or not".
- Ranking the top 20 sophomores - David Thorpe - ESPN Insider