CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 18: Head coach Avery Johnson of the New Jersey Nets gives instructions to MarShon Brooks #9 during a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on February 18, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Brooks had his best game since missing nine out of 10 games with a sore achilles and a broken toe, scoring 18 points on 7-for-15 shooting, including 2-for-5 from downtown. And with Jordan Farmar out, Brooks handled point guard duties for while, dishing out four assists.
Tuesday, the rookie was on ESPN 1050 talking about the game and his and the team's future. Asked about being included in a Howard trade, Brooks responded, "There's going to be a lot of rumors. I've got enough to worry about. I can't really worry about Dwight and Orlando."
As for whether Wednesday's game against the Magic is a big game, Brooks said, "Every game is a big game for us. This is our last season in Jersey and we don't want it to be a lost season." He also revealed his plans for the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend, ""I'm going to go out there and play my game and try to score as many points as possible."
MarShon Brooks Interview (Audio) - Ryan Ruocco & Robin Lundberg - ESPN 1050 Radio