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Nets' MarShon Brooks believes in himself

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03:35 PM ET 02.23 | Nets reserve guard MarShon Brooks was reportedly shopped before the trade deadline as the team looked to make a big splash. Nothing came to fruition, so Brooks remains in Brooklyn as one of the only two players on the roster to have been originally drafted by the Nets. It has been a trying year for Brooks, who's averaging just 11 minutes in 47 games this season after earning Second Team All-Rookie honors last year. Despite the disappointment, Brooks still believes that he could make a big impact in the league if given more playing time. "I still believe in myself," Brooks said. "I still believe if I got the minutes I could score 20 points per game." Even with Joe Johnson out of the lineup in Friday night's loss to the Rockets, Brooks only saw 11 minutes of action, so it seems unlikely that he will get a big chance anytime in the near future.

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February 23, 2013  05:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Play hard, practice hard. Be ready when coach calls your number. If you are good your talent will make room for you.

I don't think it's his lack of talent. It is his work ethic. Unfortunately a very small % of kids with talent have the mental fortitude to put it all together. Brooks isn't one of them.

February 24, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Take Nothing For Granted, Bro.

February 24, 2013  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Play hard, practice hard. Be ready when coach calls your number. If you are good your talent will make room for you.

And take steroids.

 
February 24, 2013  10:09 PM ET

I think he was overhyped. I thought coming out he would be a big part of the nets future as far as young talent was concerned. They coveted this guy and wouldnt throw him in the dwight trade or any other trade. His minutes are getting eaten by Taylor .

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