Brook Lopez says he's regained all the weight he lost during a spring bout with mononucleosis and is just rounding into basketball shape, working on his conditioning. But judging by his performance Saturday, it looked like he is going to need more time. Just how much is the question.
On one hand, Team USA understands his issues and is unlikely to make any decisions until after the World Basketball Festival next month in New York. But if by then, he still hasn't rounded into shape, he could lose his opportunity at the World Championships to JaVale McGee. At that point, the question becomes how will he be entering training camp, which starts three weeks after the Worlds end.
Not sure who he's been kissing, but Brook Lopez struggling with mono - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports