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Lopez Named Rookie of the Month

The NBA announced Monday that Brook Lopez has been named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January. Lopez averaged 14.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks while shooting 51 percent in 16 games during the month. The last Nets rookie to receive the award was Richard Jefferson in January of 2002. Eric Gordon of the Clippers was named top rookie in the Western Conference.