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Marshon Brooks would be better than drafting Faried

The NBA draft is about a month away, but I want to cast my vote for Marshon Brooks. The Nets are aiming to win now and I don't think the draft is really offering anybody that is going to win your team a championship. Instead, I think the Nets need to take risks and not just go with a predictable 4 year glue guy like Kyle Singler.

Marshon Brooks is a shooting guard, a guy who perhaps takes too many shots but, according to Chad Ford's latest Insider article, 'has a streak of Kobe in him'. Now, that doesn't mean anyone is calling him the next Kobe Bryant, but when you hear someone say a thing like that, you know they don't say it for nothing. If there's any chance this guy has a shred of becoming elite, I think the Nets ought to take a chance on him.

The scouting report I linked to, from SwishScout.com, projects for Marshon a career like Anthony Morrow's mixed with a dash of Courtney Lee, something I think we'd all agree sounds like a very good player to have on your team.

The Nets need someone who can start at the 2, and maybe Brooks isn't the answer right now, but perhaps he could be in a year or two.

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I also think the Nets should look at Jeremy Tyler, a raw 6'10 guy who Swish Scout projects out, in a best case scenario, as Derrick Favors meets Demarcus Cousins. Now I know that these projections are BEST CASE, so everything would have to fall into place for a guy like Tyler to be great, same with Marshon. But I think the Nets can and should take risks in this draft, they can afford it.

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