There's been a lot of talk about Brook Lopez's production this year. From just about every angle, it's been disappointing. Everybody is trying to figure out the cause, and people suggest Avery, mono and a million other things. I decided to take a look at the mono question.
Mono is pretty serious, and has major impact on conditioning. People with it tend to get tired and lethargic.
The Nets have played 38 games so far: 10 have been on the back end of back to backs (0 rest), 18 have been with 1 day rest, and 10 have been with 2 or more days rest.
In the 10 games with 0 days rest, Brook is averaging 14 ppg, 5.3 rpg and is shooting 38.28% (49 for 128)
In the 18 games with 1 day rest, Brook is averaging 18.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, and is shooting 46.83% (118 for 252)
In the 10 games with 2 or more days rest, Brook is averaging 21.3 ppg, 7 rpg and is shooting 48.21% (81 for 168)
I'm no math wiz, so don't hesitate to check my numbers, but if they are right, there might be something to the mono explanation.