The Los Angeles Lakers are in utter disarray. In fact, more than half of the players that the Lakers are currently trotting out on a nightly basis likely won’t even be with the team in October — let alone this time next year. Furthermore, that kind of openness will lend to some interesting conversations as this season wears on. The biggest question off all will relate to Kobe Bryant as the currently injured shooting guard has hinted at retirement over the past few weeks more than ever in his career.
Moreover, the Lakers need to start forming a back-up plan for if Bryant decides to hang up his high-tops for good this summer. And although Marshon Brooks has only been in a Los Angeles uniform for less than a week; he looks ready to get his NBA career back on track.
After a marvelous rookie campaign back in 2011-12, Brooks appeared to be the Brooklyn Nets‘ next big thing averaging over 12 points per game in just his first year. Unfortunately, Brooks hit a few major bumps in the road and the 25-year-old might be destined for a job over in Europe if he can’t get something going.
Of course, the carrot is definitely in front of Brooks’ face at this point because if the shooting guard can continue to develop under head coach Mike D’Antoni then Bryant’s decision to retire might just be an easy one.