MarShon Brooks is showing what a true talent he can be for the Brooklyn Nets. He’s one of the chief reasons the Nets are starting to make some huge noise in the NBA and are establishing themselves a championship contenders.
Brooks, Andray Blatche and C.J. Watson combined for 25 points in last week’s 93-89 win over the Chicago Bulls, who were missing some key players. But that can’t overshadow what players like Brooks are doing. Brook hit two shots to open the fourth quarter, including a three-pointer, and got his team on a 16-5 run.
Brooks is the type of role player who has helped to turn the Nets from pretenders to contenders. He told reporters for the win against the Bulls that quite simply he’s trying to be a solid player and not force the issue. But he’s also trying to be decisive when he’s on the court, whether the ball is in his hands or not in his hands. He scored 13 points in 20 quality minutes.
When trouble arises, Brooks said he starts to think way too much. It’s why he needs to stay out of trouble.
The Nets are 28-19 and with a solid bench led by Brooks, they’re in excellent shape Tuesday night to pull off a win over the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. Brooks and the rest of his players just have to worry about executing and let their talents do the talking.
If they keep doing that, then the Nets are going to be a very interesting team to watch for the rest of the season, thanks to players like Brooks.