Brook Lopez's preference is to remain with the Nets as he enters restricted free agency.

Lopez missed most of the season due to injury while also being included in Dwight Howard trade rumors.

“This is really the place I want to be,” he said. “I was drafted here ... I love being a Net. It's the only thing I know. I like everyone in the organization. I have good friends here. I've enjoyed my time in this area, and would have no objections at all to continuing to be here.”