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MarShon Brooks
SG - 6'5, 200lbs - 35 years old - 4 years of NBA experience
Signed in China - Signed with Guangdong
  • Birthdate: 01/26/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): 25th pick, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Providence
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Wallace Prather (Perennial Sports & Entertainment)
2011 NBA DraftNBADrafted 25th overall by Boston.
2011 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Boston to New Jersey in exchange for the draft rights to JaJuan Johnson (#27) and a 2014 second round pick (#47, Russ Smith).
9th December, 2011NBASigned four year, $5,613,339 rookie scale contract with New Jersey. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.
19th October, 2012NBABrooklyn exercised 2013/14 team option.
12th July, 2013NBATraded by Brooklyn, along with Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Kris Joseph, a signed-and-traded Keith Bogans, a 2014 first round pick (#17, James Young), a 2016 first round pick (#3, Jaylen Brown), the right to swap 2017 first round picks (exercised; Boston moved from #27 and Kyle Kuzma to #1 and Markelle Fultz), and a 2018 first round pick, to Boston in exchange for Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, Paul Pierce and D.J. White.
31st October, 2013NBABoston declined 2014/15 team option.
1st January, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
9th January, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
15th January, 2014NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Boston, along with Jordan Crawford, to Golden State in exchange for Joel Anthony, a future first round pick (converted to a 2016 second round pick; #31, Deyonta Davis), a 2016 second round pick (#51, Ben Bentil) and cash from Miami.
1st February, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
2nd February, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
11th February, 2014D-LeagueAssigned by Golden State to Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
12th February, 2014D-LeagueRecalled by Golden State from Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
19th February, 2014NBATraded by Golden State, along with Kent Bazemore, to L.A. Lakers in exchange for Steve Blake.
8th August, 2014ItalySigned a one year contract with Milano.
5th August, 2015ChinaSigned a one year contract with Jiangsu Dragons.
15th August, 2016ChinaSigned another one year contract with Jiangsu Dragons.
10th August, 2017ChinaSigned another one year contract with Jiangsu Dragons.
27th March, 2018NBASigned a 10 day contract with Memphis.
6th April, 2018NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2019 with Memphis.
3rd January, 2019NBATraded by Memphis, along with Wayne Selden, a 2019 second round pick and a 2020 second round pick, to Chicago in exchange for Justin Holiday.
7th January, 2019NBAWaived by Chicago.
19th February, 2019ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Guangdong.
Career Moves
2007 - 2011Providence (NCAA)
June 2011 - July 2013New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
July 2013 - January 2014Boston Celtics (NBA)
January 2014 - February 2014Golden State Warriors (NBA)
February 2014 - June 2014L.A. Lakers (NBA)
August 2014 - June 2015Milano (Italy)
August 2015 - March 2018Jiangsu (China)
March 2018 - January 2019Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
January 2019Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2019 - presentGuangdong (China)
Articles about MarShon Brooks

June 25, 2011

Pick 25: The internet wins another race as it is announced that the Celtics, picking 25th, will trade down to 27th with the New Jersey Nets, picking up a future second round pick along the way. The player they end up picking is Marshon Brooks, who boasts the draft's best (and only) mini afro.

Jay Bilas describes Brooks as having "tremendous scoring ability" and "one-on-one ability that not many players have." He also describes his defense as "matador." For one with such a supposedly rare ability to go so low in a draft so weak, the defense is going to have to be a whole lot worse than "matador."


Adam Silver also officially announces the Celtics/Nets trade, at which point it becomes apparent that Marshon Brooks actually spells his name MarShon. That mid-word capitalisation is completely unnecessary. But then, the owner of a website called ShamSports can't complain about that.

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June 23, 2011

I want to see this afro grown out, Marshon. It has as much upside as you do.

Marshon Brooks - Brooks was the second highest scorer in the nation, although this was largely ignored until a 52 point outburst against Notre Dame (in a game that his Providence team still lost). That, the subsequent scrutiny, and the final workout cycle, has seem his stock continue to grow.

It is self-evident that Brooks is a highly talented scorer, although he is not flawless. Brooks's 24.6 points per game came on a very tidy 48.3% shooting, but the pace of play that the Friars played was a factor in that, and that pace also biases his 7.0 rebounds per game average. He's mainly a scorer from the mid-range area (mainly via pull-ups or turnaround jumpers) and the free throw line (due to his aggression), as even though he takes more than six three pointers per game, he is not especially good at them right now, hitting only 34% of them. Brooks can defend with the best of them when he wants to, as evidenced by his 1.5 steals and 1.2 blocks per game averages, but he doesn't always want to, only sometimes applying himself in that end. And the common theme amongst all this is discipline - Brooks takes bad shots, makes bad decisions, doesn't always play hard, complains, and gives sometimes intermittent defensive effort.

Nevertheless, an apologist could blame that on the wider struggles and ill-discipline of the rest of his team, and the apologist may well be right. You could say that Brooks was emblematic of the team's chucking, defensively-disinterested ways, or you could say he was held back by them and a coaching staff that didn't instill enough discipline. Whichever it is, Marshon has enough size and athleticism for the pro game, and he has the best statline of the class. And the flaws behind the production don't disguise quite how much of it there is - in addition to the rebounding, defense and scoring efficiency, Brooks is the second leading scorer in the nation. From the Big East, no less. He's a talent.

[Brooks also has the occasional desire to post up from 23 feet away. Shades of Rodney Green. Like it.]

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