Ehhh I was close
Nice bit of self promotion but I'll change this thread to a question. I know a lot of people love him for some reason but how good does everyone see MarShon Brooks being for Boston? I'm not a fan of him at all as he plays like Kobe without nearly the skillset. Everyone on here defends him saying he will put it together but he will turn 25 a few months into the season so its getting to the point where he has to prove something very soon. He will get an opportunity I just doubt his ability to take it.
He hasn't got much of a shot with the nets got dog houses by Avery and carlisimo believes in shortened rotation so got minimal minutes there. Playing with a pass first pg should help him I expect him to have a pretty good year this year
I think Brooks could be about on JR Smith's level, usually not great and a bit of a chucker but when he gets hot and uses his skillset to his advantage he can have big games. not much defense either.
I saw him work out this Summer a little bit before the draft and he spent about two hours working on his Euro step. That might not mean anything at all, but it was a good sign that he wasn't just only shooting jumpers. He did about 50 variations driving to the basket with the trainer switching stances and angles so he would have to adjust on the fly. The guy that was working him out looked exactly like the Trail Blazers old coach Kaleb Canales, it wasn't him but dude looked just like him. If he could dedicate himself to driving to the hoop more he could be more than just a CJ Miles type of player. He has a OK handle. He has solid size for a shooting guard and probably could play some small ball 3.
His biggest problem for me is he grew up thinking Kobe Bryant is who a player should want to be like. Shabazz and Austin Rivers suffer from the same childhood disease. Hopefully for the next generation, the Lebron vaccination is available, where you choose not to see scoring as the only way to effect the game.I'm not blaming Kobe because he puts in enough work and is savvy enough to chuck efficiently. Kobe also played defense except for those years when he did that free safety defense, D Wade did before Lebron where you just wander around looking for steals and jumping passing lanes even if it leaves the whole team vulnerable and everyone rotates around what you do, so technically you are never out of position. There might be a generation that grows up thinking how about we take the best shot, "make the best basketball play", use both hands-drive and finish, defend and get easy run outs, pass the ball, take open shots. If Lebron developed a post game for more than only the first few games of a series and bullied guys like he did Paul George early in the ECF, I wouldn't have any problem declaring him the Greatest Of All Time. I still have Jordan there because he was literally unstoppable and I'm 31 so it will be locked into my subconscious forever.
I wonder if the new "zone"/help defenses in the League right now would have made Jordan better or worse. He could have chuck through them or the double team in the mid post could have led him to have more assists and open Kerr, Hodges and BJ Armstrong three's.