MarShon Brooks is headed to the Boston Celtics in the blockbuster deal that will bring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets, The Brooklyn Game confirmed today. There was some confusion over whether or not Brooks or Reggie Evans was the final piece in the deal.
“We are headed to Boston and very excited about it,” MarShon Brooks’s agent Seth Cohen said in an e-mail. Brooks will return to the team that originally drafted him in 2011, and get ample playing time on Boston’s roster.
Brooks struggled in two seasons in Brooklyn with a lack of playing time, going from 29.4 minutes per game and 47 starts in his rookie season on the 24-58 New Jersey Nets to just 12.5 per game and 2 starts on last year’s 49-33 Brooklyn Nets. Per 36 minutes, Brooks has averaged 15.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists on 44% shooting in his career.
— Marshon S. Brooks (@Marshon2) June 28, 2013
Fare thee well, #FreeMarShon movement.