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How Brook Lopez can get security ... and a big contract

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Brook Lopez is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract and try free agency. If he does, conventional wisdom is that he will give up a chance to cash in big next summer when the salary cap will be inflated by the national TV rights deal.  But in a series of tweets, Mike Mazzeo suggests that there's an alternative available to him and his agent, Arn Tellem, where he can get security ... and cash in a little later when there will be another bump in the cap.

Here's how...

Lopez is likely to get big offers and although he went through this season without a significant foot injury, some teams may be wary of making a long-term commitment.  This could solve that issue.