Rumor: MarShon Brooks on the block?
Brooklyn Nets' shooting guard MarShon Brooks put together quite a nice rookie campaign in the lockout shortened season of 2011-12, averaging 12.6 points in 29.4 minutes per game.
However, as the Nets have evolved into an Eastern Conference contender, there have been fewer opportunities for the gunner out of Providence.
Brooks' production has dropped significantly since the Nets moved to New York, and he's managing just 5.4 points in 11.6 minutes per contest.
And as Brooks recently told the New York Post, he's aware that trade rumors will always accompany poor play in such a big market:
Though Brooks may not have heard all that was going on in Carlesimo’s head, he had heard his name mentioned repeatedly in trade rumors. But, hey, this is the NBA. This is New York. Brooks has been here over a season. You get immune.
“I’m used to the trade situation,” Brooks said. “That’s just the way the business works. I was traded on draft day. There have been trade rumors ever since.”
Although Brooks is not much of a willing defender, the Nets could do worse than keeping him around as a backup to shooting guard Joe Johnson.