Mar 19, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Nets guard MarShon Brooks (9) brings the ball up court against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
MarShon Brooks is still the second leading rookie scorer, behind on Kyrie Irving, but his shooting lump has hurt him in rookie rankings. NBA.com has pitched him all the way down to #9 and ESPN to #10. The rationale: he's shooting 15-for-49 the last five games. That's 30.6%. Is the dreaded rookie wall? Fatigue?
"Just missing shots, easy shots that I normally make for whatever reason. I wouldn’t say the season’s taken a toll on me, I’ve just got to get back to the basics, make a couple shots and just keep believing in myself," Brooks said. Avery Johnson is not concerned, at least on offense. "It’s been good. We’re asking him to do a lot."
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