Nets' future without Lopez?

As poorly as the 2013-14 season started for the Brooklyn Nets, they still had legitimate playoff hopes, and not only because the NBA Eastern Conference is awful. They had something many teams don't: a legit center in Brook Lopez, who was averaging 20.7 points and 6 rebounds per game. Those playoff hopes took a huge hit with the news that Lopez might be lost for the season to a broken foot -- the same foot he had surgically repaired in 2011. Though we hate to bring it up at a time like this, NBA fans know and remember how Yao Ming and Bill Walton -- two of the best centers to ever play the game -- had their careers shortened by chronic foot injuries.

Will the Nets make the playoffs this season?

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    23%
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    77%

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  • With Brook Lopez possibly lost for the season, whom should the Nets start at center?

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      38%
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      62%

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  • Do you think the Nets would have made the playoffs with a healthy Brook Lopez?

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      48%
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      52%

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  • How should the Nets approach the rest of the season now that they've possibly lost Brook Lopez?

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      46%
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      54%

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  • How concerned should the Nets be that Brook Lopez broke the same foot he had surgically repaired in 2011?

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      71%
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      27%
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      2%

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