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D-Will: Lopez as Talented as Anyone I've Played With

Fred Kerber keeps everything.  An interview with Jason Kidd on his first day as a Net?  Got it.  Play-by-play sheet from Game 5 of the 2003 NBA Championship? No problem. Notes from a London conference call with Deron Williams last March? Found.

With increasing speculation that the Nets will pursue Dwight Howard and offer up Brook Lopez, Kerber dredged up a quote from D-Will on Lopez for his Thursday blog entry.

"I got a chance to play with some really good big men in my career, Carlos Boozer, Paul Millsap, Mehmet Okur, Al Jefferson," said Williams. "So I played with a fair share of them and Brook is as talented as they are. He’s so young and has such a bright upside."

Williams' feelings are shared by lot in the front office, who will tell anyone who asks that they're happy with Lopez. As Kerber writes in his blog, "they could do a lot worse"  Now about his defense...