As a rookie out of Providence, MarShon Brooks had a good amount of hype surrounding him for his athleticism and scoring ability. Cut to a few years later, Brooks had his fourth-year option declined after being on the opposite end of a deal that shipped Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets. Even though Brooks isn’t seeing much playing time in Boston and one has to imagine that he’s frustrated, he says that he hasn’t requested a trade, writes Jay King of MassLive.com.
“It’s too early for that. It’s way too early for that,” Brooks said after Monday’s practice. “I trust (coach) Brad Stevens. He told me I’m going to get my opportunity, so I’m just waiting on my opportunity, honestly.”
So far, Brooks has appeared in just six of Boston’s 19 games, averaging 2.2 points over 6.8 minutes per contest. After getting four points and two boards late in Saturday’s loss to the Bucks, Stevens acknowledged that Brooks could get more minutes eventually, but wouldn’t put a timetable on increasing his role.
Brooks, 25 in January, saw 29.4 minutes per contest in his rookie season for the struggling Nets, but saw his minutes drop to 12.5 per game last season. Over those two seasons with New Jersey/Brooklyn, Brooks averaged 8.5 PPG, 2.4 RPG, and 1.6 APG.