NBA Trade Rumors: Teams That Need Nets' MarShon Brooks

David DanielsSenior Writer IJuly 12, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 13:  MarShon Brooks #9 of the New Jersey Nets in action during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on January 13, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Nets defeated the Suns 110-103.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Apparently, MarShon Brooks isn’t part of the Brooklyn NetsDream Team blueprint.

According to Sam Amico of FOX Sports, the second-year shooting guard out of Providence is on the trade block. Here are the NBA teams that need his services the most. 


3. Minnesota Timberwolves

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

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.


2. Chicago Bulls

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

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.