Apparently, MarShon Brooks isn’t part of the Brooklyn Nets’ Dream Team blueprint.
Unless you believe Brandon Roy is capable of single-handedly solving the T-Wolves’ scoring problems on the wing, they still need help out there. That is, especially if they fall short in their pursuit of Nicolas Batum in a proposed deal reported by ESPN (via TwinCities.com).
David Kahn has never been hesitant to pull the trigger on a swap in the past. Therefore, the Timberwolves are always a logical trading partner.
Outside of Michael Beasley, who’s now with the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota didn’t have a player on the wing average at least seven points per game last season. That’s pitiful. Brooks would instantly eliminate that issue. He scored 12.6 points per game this past year.
Ronnie Brewer is on his way out of town, Kyle Korver could be next and Richard Hamilton and Kirk Hinrich are nothing but short-term solutions.
Chicago must eventually find Derrick Rose a backcourt partner that won’t only help the Bulls win now, but in the future as well. Brooks could be that guy. He showed flashes of brilliance last season, scoring at least 20 points in nine contests. At 23 years old, Brooks still has plenty of room to grow.
Chi-Town is in desperate need of a perimeter player that’s capable of creating their own shot outside of D-Rose. While he isn’t the most efficient scorer in the world, Brooks can do just that.
1. Phoenix Suns
Which team is most likely to trade for Brooks?
Phoenix has absolutely nothing at the two—literally. They currently don’t have a single shooting guard under contract next season with Shannon Brown and Michael Redd headed to free agency. While they signed Eric Gordon to an offer sheet, the New Orleans Hornets are likely to match.
If the Suns fail to acquire an off-guard, Jared Dudley will be forced to play out of position. If that happens, Kendall Marshall is going to long for his days at North Carolina when he actually had weapons to feed the basketball to. Phoenix needs a two-guard more than anyone in the league. Therefore, if they fail to acquire Gordon, they will be a prime landing spot for Brooks.
David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.