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Lopez Solidifies Position Among Top Rookies

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With two Rookie of the Month awards and a steady presence under the boards, Brook Lopez is far beyond his status as a #10 pick ... and what happened to him in Miami when Dwyane Wade blocked his shot at the rim not once but twice. Consistently ranked in the top three or four rookies, Lopez returns home to California this week not just to visit but to prove he's a playoff center.