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MarShon Brooks assigned to the D-League

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) January 1, 2014 Celtics News, Marshon Brooks 9 Comments

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The Celtics released a brief statement today announcing MarShon Brooks will be joining the Maine Red Claws

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics announced today that they have assigned guard MarShon Brooks to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.

Brooks, a 6’5” guard, has appeared in nine games for the Celtics this season posting averages of 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game. Brooks recorded a season-high of eight points twice (December 8 at New York and November 16 at Minnesota) and recorded a season-high five rebounds against Indiana on December 22.

Brooks has the potential to be solid scorer in the NBA.  Advocates of more playing time for Brooks point to his nearly 13 points per game average during his rookie year as proof that he can be a solid NBA player.  However, he was a volume scorer, needing 11.4 shots per game to average 12.6 points.  His PER that season was the lowest of his career, as was his True Shooting percentage.

Brooks wasn’t getting any minutes right now, and there are no minutes on the horizon for him either.  Jordan Crawford and Avery Bradley are entrenched as starters until Rajon Rondo returns, and Courtney Lee is having a very good year off the bench.  Unless some combination of those guys play their way into an attractive trade package for a contending team, there will be no minutes for Brooks.  He might as well go to Portland and get the rust off his game.

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  • Chuck Da buck

    They hopefully did that to sign someone else maybe not cause we still have a roster spot with him on the team plays they want to stay under the cap. Prob just want him to get better but man they killed his value teams woulda gave up a first round pick for him last year.

  • Chuck Da buck

    Or maybe they are making a move and needed a extra roster spot.

  • Saeed Ghassemzadeh

    Portland is in Maine???

    • vitamin d

      There’s a Portland in Maine, but the Portland Trail Blazers are based in Oregon lol

      • Saeed Ghassemzadeh

        Ok lol thx

  • vitamin d

    Ok Now I actually think Rondo is going to the Red Claws too to finish up his rehab with Marshon there with him

    • eddysamson

      I dunno if they are just buddies or if Stevens has some plan for the two of them together,,,

  • RedsLoveChild

    Take away Kobe Bryant`s talent, drive, determination, mental toughness, competitive fire, iron will….and you`re left with MarShon Brooks.

    “Volume shooter” is merely a euphemism for a “selfish gunner who shoots often and inaccurately”.

  • bill_nair

    Maybe Rondo does head up their. Plays a few games with Brooks. They been working out together wouldnt shock me.