MarShon Brooks: “I’d love to play in the D-League”

Update: Well, so much for that; I’ve been informed by Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside that players drafted in this NBA Draft are ineligible to play in the D-League. Unfortunate. Understandable, but unfortunate.

The Nets’ top rookie MarShon Brooks isn’t doing much basketball-wise these days. In an alternate universe, he’s just finished his fifth NBA preseason game, but because of this little disagreement the NBA and the union are having, he’s back at Providence, taking enough courses (plus one) in order to earn his degree. In his own words:

There’s never been a point in my life where I didn’t play basketball. Honestly, it was a lifelong dream. I want to see what the hype is all about. I want to get out there and play. Working out and playing with the fellas over at school, it gets old. Especially when they’re starting their season. Like today, they have a game. I can’t play pickup. They have two-a-days, I can’t play pickup. … I would love to play in the D-League. Any type of NBA-format games that would give me a chance to play right now would be perfect.

So… does anyone know of a good D-League team, within 100 miles of Providence, that recently hosted an open tryout looking to fill roster spots, that might implement some of the Nets’ system, and, oh, might have Avery Johnson helping out soon?