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    Default MarShon Brooks drops 48 points in NYC tourney debut, wows crowd

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    If this is what a rusty and cramping MarShon Brooks can produce, the Nets got themselves a dynamic offensive player with a star personality.

    Of course, you have to consider the level of competition – and last night at the Nike Pro-City tournament it waslmostly below NBA level. Still, you also have to consider that Brooks, the Nets’ first-round pick last month, hadn’t played in weeks and was stepping on an unfamiliar court with an unfamiliar team.

    That he took over immediately is a testament to his confidence. It only took two possessions for his teammates to realize who should command the ball. Brooks missed his first couple shots but kept on firing, finishing with 48 points on 17-of-32 from the field with six 3-pointers. His final line also included: five rebounds, five fouls, one assist, five turnovers, one block, 6-of-12 from 3-point and 8-of-9 from the foul line.

    Battling a calf cramp that started early in the second half, Brooks won over the Manhattan crowd with his swag, skill and determination.They gave him the first and last ovation of the evening, as he outscored notable opponents Jamario Moon (25 points) and John Lucas III (28).

    It was a street-ball atmosphere inside the Baruch College gym, and Brooks fit the part – sometimes dribbling down the court like Skip to My Lou, sometimes embarrassing the opponent with a crossover, sometimes converting a 3-pointer with a hand in his face, and once throwing down a tomahawk jam.

    There were two very noticeable -- and positive -- qualities: Brooks is very competitive, and he can create his own shot.

    The big drawback for Brooks was that he failed to finish. He missed several opportunities to hit his 50th point, including a 3-pointer with one second remaining in overtime that doomed his team to a 125-123 defeat.

    Despite the defeat, a crowd of autograph seekers bigger than for that of any other swarmed Brooks after the game. Many were wearing Nets gear. One doctored his #9 Yi Jianlian jersey by writing “Brooks” on the back with tape and paper (Brooks will wear #9 whenever the season starts).

    This tournament -- and others like it -- represent Brooks’ Summer League. He hasn’t been paid a dime by the Nets or the NBA, but he needs to counterbalance his frequent NBA2K11 video gaming with real basketball activity. According to his agent, Seth Cohen, Brooks will play in another New York City tournament next week.

    There is no consideration to sign a deal overseas.

    “If I would have signed my contract, maybe I would have thought about it,” said Brooks. “But with no contract signed, I don’t even want to take a chance.”

    Before the lockout, Brooks worked out with the Nets’ other draft pick, Jordan Williams, in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he also met up with Jazz players Al Jefferson and Derrick Favors.

    Following the lockout, Brooks said he hasn’t done much except “playing 2K11 and doing pushups.”

    And at times last night, he played like it was a video game.
    before anyone says it , yes I know it is not NBA competition etc etc. , but I really wanted the Pacers to grab this guy. He is the anti Brandon Rush and is everything I wish Brandon could be . I really think this kid is going to havbe an above average NBA career. Also on the Nets he will probably start next to D Will
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    Ya, I don't often get on these trainrides, like people did with all the Jerryd Bayless crap a few years ago (I never saw in him what other people did), but I just have this feeling that Brooks is going to make us REGRET passing on him.... Everything I watched about this guy just told me he's going to be an offensive stud in this league...
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    Default Re: MarShon Brooks drops 48 points in NYC tourney debut, wows crowd

    Tsk...I hope he ends up bust, so I don't have to tell people "I told you so".

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    I agree with both of you... I thought for sure we were taking him when he was available. He seems to have a great skill set for the offensive side and we really need a finisher. But George Hill wasn't a bad result either. I just hope Brooks isn't a star.

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    I can't BELIEVE he slipped as far as he did. Madness! Sparta! Seriously, I thought there was a fantastic chance the Pacers would take him at 15. So to not even go in the first round...wow.

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    I can't BELIEVE he slipped as far as he did. Madness! Sparta! Seriously, I thought there was a fantastic chance the Pacers would take him at 15. So to not even go in the first round...wow.
    Actually he was picked 25th by the Celtics.

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    I'm really happy we didn't take him.

    I just cannot imagine having to type that stupid capital S in his name for the next few years.
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    Tsk...I hope he ends up bust, so I don't have to tell people "I told you so".
    He wont be a bust IMO but he will be a really inefficient scorer who doesn't play defense. Kind of like Jordan Crawford and how he played for the Wiz last year. A guy you dont want on your team if you want to play team basketball and all he does is iso and doesn't pass.
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    My favorite line was "He missed several opportunities to hit his 50th point, including a 3-pointer with one second remaining in overtime that doomed his team to a 125-123 defeat."

    Was it a Winning or 50 points choice? He did have an assist, so theres that. I'm guessing Marshon likes him some Marshon.

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    After years of the passitivity of one Brandon Rush, I would welcome a player with Marshon's penchulance to put it up

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    After years of the passitivity of one Brandon Rush, I would welcome a player with Marshon's penchulance to put it up

    Nick Young and JR Smith are both free agents

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    Default Re: MarShon Brooks drops 48 points in NYC tourney debut, wows crowd

    I'm pretty sure that Nick Young and Paul George are good friends too.


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    I'm pretty sure that Nick Young and Paul George are good friends too.


    Thats fine and all but he is a RFA and he was the Wizards leading scorer pretty sure they will try to keep him. I was making a point that inefficient scorers are easy to find.

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    Default Re: MarShon Brooks drops 48 points in NYC tourney debut, wows crowd

    32 shots to just 1 assist. I just don't like that ratio at all.

    Not a player comparison, but even a guy like Kobe averages about 5 assists while shooting 20+ times a game.

    It's just a game though. He was still high on my list of players I wanted the players to draft.
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    After years of the passitivity of one Brandon Rush, I would welcome a player with Marshon's penchulance to put it up

    The guy had 5 turnovers. I think Brooks is going to alright player but I aslo see him coughing up the ball a lot.

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    Are people really making career projections based on a ProAm game?

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    I always thought there would be nothing that would beat Summer League for potential crazy hype without significant value.

    Clearly, I was wrong

    (and yes, I know the OP was trying NOT to go over the top. But the thread will get there, oh, yes, precious...)
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    Nick Young and JR Smith are both free agents
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    Nice one, so is Jmmal Crawford
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    The guy had 5 turnovers. I think Brooks is going to alright player but I aslo see him coughing up the ball a lot.
    ya tought to tell

    I guess I just love the "alpha dog" personality
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    Are people really making career projections based on a ProAm game?
    No but i did watch about 5 Providence games on espn3 predraft and I didn't see him pass once. I wanted no part of him for the Pacers. I think i have a decent feel for his game. But he will probably pass more in the NBA with all the talent around him.

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    LMAO

    Nice one, so is Jmmal Crawford
    ur making my point for me lol

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    ur making my point for me lol
    I was , and was adding Jammal to the list

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    I loves me some rec league ball hogs.
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    I always thought there would be nothing that would beat Summer League for potential crazy hype...
    I thought people bought into the MarShon hype when he set the all-time Big East single-game scoring record, finished the 2011 NCAA season as the nation's second leading scorer and destroyed Alec Burks during pre-draft workouts, but maybe that was just me.

    Somebody quick, refresh my memory here: during crunch time in the Bulls playoff series, when FREAKING NOBODY wearing blue & gold wanted to put the team on his shoulders and take the big shot, did you find yourself saying, Man, what we need right now is a team player?

    I feel like I'm on a college football recruiting board after a stud has turned my team down and everyone is trying just a little too hard to convince themselves we "dodged another bullet".
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    Cracks me up when someone dominates competition anywhere he goes, but "he won't translate to the NBA". Base on what? His domination of everyone at his level? Ya... what a crappy trait to have. A scorer scored? He's not a passer, and he didn't pass? He's not as good as Kobe Bryant yet??? WTF?!?!?! I don't want him!

    At some point in time, this team is going to need an alpha male, go-to, fearless scorer to get us to the next level. A team full of versatile team players still has holes to fill.

    Brooks may not become that, but of everyone that came out of that draft, IN MY OPINON... he best fits the bill. I don't expect the guy to become a lock-down defender (he might though). I don't expect the guy to get 10 rebounds a game. I don't expect the guy to get 5 assists/game. I just expect the guy to take over games offensively and get his team late-game buckets when they need them.
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