Center: Brook Lopez
No player in Nets history has seen the good, the bad and the ugly as often as Brook Lopez. He’s seen the playoffs and a 12-win season with mediocrity squeezed in there, but that hasn’t hampered is production.
Up until this season (2016-17), Lopez was very much an old-school player. He’d use his size and strength to play bully ball on the block, and he’s been the Nets’ first option since his sophomore season.
On defense, Lopez is above-average despite being a poor rebounder for his size. His biggest upside is as a rim protector, and no one has swatted more shots in Nets’ history than he has.
He’s more versatile at this point in his career than ever before, and Lopez’s extended range makes him even more of a load to handle on offense.
It’s arguable he has the best post game of any Net in history, and it’s a skill set not seen often in the new NBA.
Unfortunately, Lopez has been the talk of trade rumors over the last few seasons.
If his time with the Nets were to come to an end, it would be an uphill battle for any center to compile a better career.