2012-13 Season: Brook Lopez
May 16, 2013
Lopez led NBA centers in scoring, averaging 19.4 points per game.
Brook Lopez's season began with a July press conference at Barclays Center, where Lopez and the team announced he had re-signed with the Nets.
Brook hung 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks in the first "Clash of the Boroughs" against the New York Knicks, a 96-89 Nets victory.
Lopez blocked a career-high 2.1 shots per game in the 2012-13 season.
Making his first All-Star appearance meant lots of media interviews for Brook in Houston.
All-Star Weekend was filled with practices alongside the NBA's elite players.
Before the 2013 All-Star Game, Brooks crossed paths with future playoff opponents Luol Deng and Joakim Noah (L to R).
In the 2013 All-Star Game, Brook came off the bench to tally 3 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 10 1/2 minutes.
Lopez, even as a 7-footer, proved one of the Nets' most capable mid-range shooters.
Even Lopez's shot-blocking skills couldn't slow down the West in the All-Star Game, which they won, 143-138.
In two games against twin brother Robin, Brook averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks.
Lopez shot .646 inside the restricted area in 2012-13, more than seven percent above the league average.
Lopez scored 38 points against Dallas on March 8, just one off his career high.
Lopez's defense against bigs meant matching up against talented players like All-NBA forward Dirk Nowitzki.
Lopez found ways to get his shot off against myriad defensive schemes and opponents, like Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough.
Brook's hook proved deadly from the right block, his most efficient mid-range scoring zone.
Brook averaged 6.9 rebounds in 30.4 minutes this season, much improved from 6.0 in 35.2, respectively, during the 2010-11 season, his last full year before this one.
Even fellow Eastern Conference All-Star Jrue Holiday couldn't escape the long arm of the Lopez.
Playing in Brooklyn's first playoff game since the Dodgers were ousted from the 1956 World Series by the Yankees, Brook scored 19 points in 33 minutes against the Bulls.