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Nets' Vets Love Lopez

Keyon Dooling sounded just a bit crazed at practice Friday. Of the Nets' rookie center, he said, "Don't be surprised if Brook Lopez is one of the top five centers in the league by the end of the year." Bobby Simmons thinks it's possible, as does Jarvis Hayes. "Oh, that's a fair statement. Absolutely," Hayes added. Lopez is averaging 14.8 points and 8.7 rebounds in four starts.