Brook Lopez once said he would be satisfied being Josh Boone's understudy. No more. In 19 starts, Lopez is averaging 12.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 2.31 bpg, with five double-doubles. He's fifth in the NBA in blocks. One thing he isn't getting is calls. In his 22, 13, 5 game vs. Miami, Lopez didn't get to the foul line once. Lopez says he'll just "play my game, try to go up strong, and hopefully get lucky."
- Lopez can't wait until he's not a rookie anymore - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger