MarShon Brooks played his second game for the NBA Development League Maine Red Claws last night, and so far he continues to impress.
Brooks followed up his 27 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists debut by scoring 24 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, and notching 6 assists as the Main Red Claws fell to the Springfield Armor 98-90.
Brooks also recorded one steal and two blocked shots in an excellent all-around performance that saw him log 39:08 of playing time, second-most on the Red Claws.
I highly doubt MarShon’s D-League stint is going to improve his lot with the Boston Celtics very much. Unless the Celts deal Jordan Crawford or Courtney Lee this season, Brooks is destined to be a bench warmer for a team like the Celtics, but there are plenty of teams out there who could use a shooting guard. For example, how long can the New York Knicks live with guard J.R. Smith making taking 17 three-pointers in a game, or hoisting a bomb from behind the arc because he forgot the score of the game, like he did last night?
The more he plays like he has so far in the D-League, the better Brooks is going to look when teams start putting out their feelers for shooting guards. As always, I will keep you informed!