Brook Lopez C BKN 14 Hrs

Lopez has rejoined the Nets in Cleveland, but his head coach Lionel Hollins noted that he will not play Friday, Andy Vasquez of The Record

No explanation for why Lopez is back with the team was offered, but we can speculate that it's to get reevaluated by the team's medical staff, or possibly even practice. This is mostly an indication that we should hear about how Lopez' injury is fairing in the near future.

Brook Lopez C BKN 5 Days

Lopez (back) has entered the "conditioning phase" of his rehab, and will be reevaluated Saturday, the New York Post's Tim Bontemps reports.

He will miss the Nets' first three games this week, but there is a chance he could be ready to return for Sunday's home game against the Pistons. In the meantime, Mason Plumlee remains a strong option at center.

Brook Lopez C BKN 6 Days

Lopez (back) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

This comes as no surprise, as it was reported Monday that it would be a week before Lopez was re-evaluated. Mason Plumlee could make his third straight start in Lopez's absence, though Mirza Teletovic (hip, questionable) may get the nod if the training staff gives him the green light.

Brook Lopez C BKN 12 Days

Lopez (back) has been diagnosed with a lower back strain and will be re-evaluated in a week, Alex Raskin of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Lopez appears to have avoided a major injury, but the one week timetable will keep him out of action for at least four games. With that in mind, Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee are the primary candidates to see increased minutes. Cory Jefferson, who played 13 minutes Friday, could also see some extra time.

Brook Lopez C BKN 13 Days

Lopez (back) is awaiting the results of an MRI to determine his status moving forward, Newsday reports.

Lopez injured his back preparing for Sunday's practice and is now in doubt for Monday's game against the Cavaliers. If he's ultimately unable to play, Jerome Jordan and Mason Plumlee would likely see increased roles on the court.

Brook Lopez C BKN 13 Days

Lopez was unable to practice Sunday with an unspecified back injury, Andy Vasquez of The Record reports.

This is the first mention of any type of back injury this season for Lopez. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward until the Nets release further information about his unspecified back injury.

Brook Lopez C BKN 16 Days

Lopez scored 16 points (6-17 FG, 4-4 FT) with 15 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 45 minutes during Wednesday's overtime loss to the Spurs.

This was the most minutes Lopez has seen all season and he produced a big double-double accordingly. Unfortunately, his rebounding has dipped again this season to just 5.4 per game, severely limiting his fantasy value.

Brook Lopez C BKN 1 Month

Lopez scored a season-high 26 points (11-19 FG, 4-4 FT) with seven rebounds and three blocks in 44 minutes in the triple-overtime loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Lopez showed that his foot is relatively healthy by putting in extra time in the long game. He only scored five points in the loss to the Heat on Monday, so it was good to see the Net center bounce back.

Brook Lopez C BKN 2 Months

Lopez (foot) scored 18 points (6-10 FG, 6-7 FT) to go along with six rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes Monday against the Thunder.

Lopez played well in limited minutes in his first appearance of the regular season. There is no question that Lopez is a talented player, but he has been plagued by a lot of injuries in recent years. He may provide major contributions for stretches, but he is also just as likely to go down with another injury.

Brook Lopez C BKN 2 Months

Lopez (foot) will get the nod at center Monday against the Thunder.

Making his season debut, Lopez is marking his first appearance in nearly a year (Dec. 20, 2013, to be exact). There's been no indication how much run he'll receive, but in his six seasons in the league, he's logged 33 minutes per game.