Fresno's Lopez Key Player In Potential Blockbuster NBA Trade

One way or another, former Fresnan Brook Lopez will feel the effect of Deron Williams' new deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Lopez could be packaged with other players in a potential blockbuster trade to Orlando for superstar center Dwight Howard, although Brooklyn might not be able to afford Howard now without going way over the salary cap and paying a hefty penalty.

If the Nets keep Lopez, they will have to sign him to a contract extension reportedly worth about 50-million.

The former San Joaquin Memorial High School star was a first round pick out of Stanford in the 2008 draft.

The seven-foot Lopez has averaged 17 1/2 points and 7 1/2 rebounds per game over his four year NBA career