Nets Brook Lopez Needs Surgery on Foot..Putting Wrench in Dwight Howard Trade Efforts

Brook Lopez needs surgery on his right foot, damaging the Nets’ prospects this season, and potentially their pursuit of Dwight Howard.

Lopez has a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal, the team announced Thursday afternoon. He sustained the injury in Wednesday’s preseason loss to the Knicks. Surgery is scheduled for Friday. His recovery timeline has not been determined.

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