Brooks: I Want Sixth Man of The Year

Mar 26, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Nets guard MarShon Brooks (9) controls the ball during the game against the Utah Jazz at the Prudential Center. The Jazz won 105-84. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

in a nearly 17 minute interview with SLAM's Aggrey Sam, MarShon Brooks talks about the lessons he learned last season, what he expects next season from himself and his team. He leaves no doubt of his personal goal, "Sixth man of the year, sixth man of the year," he repeated with a smile. "I'm not going to sell myself short."

Brooks also talks about how the team's versatility could open up some interesting possibilities for Brooklyn. "There might be a time where C.J. (Watson)'s at the one, D-Will is at the two, with me at the three," adding he thinks he could play some minutes at the point. "I think my passing ability and playmaking ability are underrated." He noted that so many of the Nets can play "two or more positions."

Brooks praised Avery Johnson for throwing him into the fire, saying "me and Avery have a great relationship...Coach did a really good job." He's also happy the Dwightmare is over, grateful that he doesn't have to go to sleep at night wondering where he'll be playing the next day. Finally, Brooks talked about what "cool dudes" Jay-Z and Mikhail Prokhorov are, adding of the Russian ownership's willingness to go the extra mile (or million). "I think they proved it this year."

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