Thursday, January 2, 2014

MarShon Brooks assigned to the D-League

Shooting guard MarShon Brooks was assigned to the Celtics NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws on Wednesday.

This will be the first time Brooks has played in the D-Leauge. He averaged 12.6 points in almost 30 minutes per game in his rookie season but didn't get much playing time last season in Brooklyn.

Brooks, now in his third season, is averaging 3.2 points per game in only nine games for the Celtics. The Red Claws is a great opportunity for Brooks to get more game time experience so that his skills can flurish before returning back to the Celtics later this season.

After rumors of a potential trade involving Courtney Lee, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him dealt later this season. Brooks would most likely step into Lee's role if a trade were to happen later down the road. Brooks, who's expiring contract is easy to accept in a potential trade, he could also be traded. This allows the Celtics to showcase their young guard.

The Celtics acquired Brooks in their summer blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets. He was selected 25th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft.

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