Is MarShon Brooks On Your Fantasy Basketball Radar?

Dec 30, 2011


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MarShon Brooks, the rookie out of Providence, is a scorer. He averaged 24.6 ppg last year for the Friars, and has shown the ability to score at the next level as well. He had a quiet NBA debut, racking up half as many fouls (three) as points (six), but considering he played just eight minutes, it wasn’t so bad.
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He has earned more playing time in his past two games, 28 and 21 minutes respectively, and he has delivered by scoring 17 points in each game.
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On the year he’s averaging nearly a point per minute with 40 points in 57 minutes, giving him a 13.3 ppg scoring average.
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He’s been a fairly efficient scorer, hitting 44.1 percent of his shots. He could show some improvement from long distance (.286 percent from downtown), but he’s also hitting a solid 80.0 percent of his free throws.
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While his scoring is nice, he hasn’t done much in other categories. He’s averaging 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.3 blocks, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 three-pointers.
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The Nets are fairly crowded at the shooting guard position with Anthony Morrow, DeShawn Stevenson, Sundiata Gaines (who also plays point guard), and Brooks. While Brooks has showed the best scoring punch in the early going, he isn’t a lock to continue producing.
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Brooks is a player that I would keep tabs on for now. I can’t imagine that many players were drafted in standard size leagues that would be worth cutting for an unproven rookie that does little beyond scoring. If you are streaming a position, Brooks could be worth a look. Otherwise just monitor him.
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 3rdStoneFromTheSun
    December 31st, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    Hope You & Yours Have An Awesome 2012

  2. LestersLegends
    December 31st, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    Thanks. Right back at you pal. Happy New Year’s!

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