ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 30: Joe Johnson #2 of the Atlanta Hawks is fouled by Marshon Brooks #9 of the New Jersey Nets in the final seconds of their 105-98 win at Philips Arena on December 30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
When the Nets take the court, don't be surprised to see MarShon Brooks, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson playing together in the backcourt. Don't be surprised either if you see Brooks in the post. (He tweeted about that Sunday). In other words, Brooks role will likely be different this year, and likely elevated.
Brooks hasn't gotten much attention this off-season. He is, after all, the only player on the 13-man roster who wasn't signed, re-signed, drafted or traded for. Kels Dayton, in Roundball Daily, writes about Brooks' possibilities. "It seems opportunities will be coming fast and furious for Brooks, who just might help transform Brooklyn into one of the league’s most exciting teams to watch."
- Could the Nets’ MarShon Brooks be the NBA’s Next Breakout Star? - Kels Dayton - Roundball Daily
MarShon Brooks going to Russia to help run basketball camp - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger