Three of the Nets 12 wins have come with Brook Lopez manning the center position. Nine of the wins and 24 of the losses came without him, including some of the most horrid. But Lopez is out, which is bigger news in Orlando than it is in Miami, and so the Nets will be trying to re-adjust.
With Deron Williams having scored 57 points vs. Charlotte (and 38 three games before vs. New York), look for the Nets to focus their offense again on their point guard. Meanwhile, Gerald Green took another step towards a permanent roster spot by getting a second 10-day contract. Once the current 10-day runs out, the Nets will have to decide to keep him
- Nets will lean on Williams with Lopez out - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Avery Johnson is 'disappointed for' Brook Lopez - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
Nets at Heat — tonight - Andy Vasquez - NJ Nets Nation
Nets to sign Green to a second 10-day deal - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York