Speaking after Tuesday night’s 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors, I asked Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo about the pace of the game, if playing a little faster and getting up the floor was more conducive to this team’s success. His response was, as Carlesimo’s often are, winding and varied, and some of it’s detailed in this piece about how getting out and running is key to the Nets’ success.
But later in that answer, Carlesimo gave some unsolicited advice to backup shooting guard MarShon Brooks about getting up the floor:
It’s something we wish MarShon would do better. It fits the way he plays. We’d love to throw the ball ahead to him if he’d just run a little bit more. He’s another guy we’d like to throw the ball ahead to and let him play in the open floor, but we haven’t been able to get him to run as much as we’d like him to.