Nets Exercise Option On MarShon Brooks

The Nets have officially picked up their 2013/14 option on MarShon Brooks, the team announced today (Twitter link). Brooks, who will earn about $1.21MM in '13/14, will have one more team option on his contract for 2014/15.

Brooks, 23, had a strong rookie season for the Nets, averaging 12.6 points in 56 contests. His upside and his inexpensive rookie-scale contract made him an attractive trade target this summer, and he'd likely be playing elsewhere in 2012/13 if Brooklyn had been able to land Dwight Howard from the Magic. He remains under contract with the Nets though, flying under the radar as an important bench piece after a busy offseason in Brooklyn.

As our rookie contract option tracker shows, Brooks is the 15th player to have a 2013/14 option exercised by his team this offseason.

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