Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo recently shortened the Nets rotation to ten players, in an effort to give Nets forward Mirza Teletovic more playing time. (P.S.: “Shortening the rotation to ten” is code for “benching Kris Humphries.”) Carlesimo also noted that guard MarShon Brooks was “absolutely” a part of that ten-man rotation, but after seeing less than four minutes in garbage time in a blowout victory against the Atlanta Hawks, that didn’t seem to be the case.
However, Carlesimo stressed that tonight would probably look different for Brooks:
“It was matchups,” Carlesimo said of sitting Brooks. “It’s just a question of what the matchups are like. I think tonight will be different. It’ll depend on who they start, too, but tonight it’ll probably be different.”
“I’d still like MarShon to get some playing time, in a perfect world. It’s really more still looking at individuals and figuring out who’s going to be in the rotation and who’s going to be out.”
Brooks has averaged just 7.5 minutes per game in five March games, after averaging 11.6 minutes per game in his 50 previous games.