Nets release on Lopez's All-Star nod
This is the first career selection for Lopez, who is averaging a team-leading 18.6 points per game, best among NBA centers. Lopez is also seventh in the league in blocks per game (2.2), 22nd in field goal percentage (52.3%), and is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 18 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks per game this season.
Lopez is the 13th player in Nets franchise history to be selected to the NBA All-Star Game, joining Buck Williams (three times), Otis Birdsong, Micheal Ray Richardson, Derrick Coleman, Kenny Anderson, Jayson Williams, Stephon Marbury, Jason Kidd (five times), Kenyon Martin, Vince Carter (three times), Devin Harris and Deron Williams.
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