The deal would be for four years and $58 million or five years and $75 million.
But the Nets might want protection against further injury, so there are still some discussions to be had with Lopez' agent Arn Tellem. To get a fully-guaranteed (four-year) deal, Lopez might sign an offer sheet with another team (like the Bobcats). By matching an offer sheet, the Nets would limit their ability to trade Lopez.
Orlando has refocused its trade talks for Howard with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, and the Nets are starting to believe that Magic general manager Rob Hennigan simply wants to do a deal elsewhere, sources said. Clearly, the Nets are pushing hard on Lopez’s deal to apply pressure to Orlando, but there’s nothing left for them to offer Orlando that they haven’t already made available to them.
- Nets near contract agreement with Brook Lopez - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo!