MarShon Brooks SG/SF LAL 5 Days
MarShon Brooks hit just 1-of-9 shots on Monday, finishing with eight points, seven boards and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench.
Brooks was a popular plug-and-play in deeper leagues with five games on the slate this week. He hit 6-of-6 shots from the foul line and when his other looks fall then this type of usage profiles as a profit this week.
MarShon Brooks SG/SF LAL 8 Days
MarShon Brooks scored 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Kings.
This game had no defense so it's hard to get behind these results in full, but Brooks has been mildly productive lately and he's worth a look for the chance the explosions outweigh the inevitable duds.
MarShon Brooks SG/SF LAL 11 Days
MarShon Brooks played 27 minutes and hit 4-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, four assists and a block in Tuesday's loss.
We're not sure why Mike D'Antoni is so bent on getting Brooks heavy minutes, but it is happening right now. He's still not a guy we'd recommend targeting, but he is worth keeping a close eye on over the next week.
MarShon Brooks SG/SF LAL 13 Days
MarShon Brooks cooled off on Sunday night with seven points, three boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-poitner in 19 minutes.
He lit it up for 14 points in 23 minutes on Friday and there was really no way he was going to be able to duplicate that line. Kent Bazemore looks like the better add in all formats while Brooks is a tough waiver-wire target in almost any league.
MarShon Brooks SG/SF LAL 14 Days
MarShon Brooks scored 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting with two boards, three steals and two turnovers in 23 minutes against his former team on Friday.
The up-tempo style of MarShon Brooks certainly fit into coach Mike D'Antoni's system and Brooks put up a season high for points. "D'Antoni gave me the confidence to go out and play my game," Brooks said after the game. While this was a fun night to watch and an exciting comeback win, Brooks had a lot of ups and downs even when he gets minutes and shooting just 37.8 percent from the field before tonight won't help. If you're looking to add him, it should be for dead weight in a deep league.
MarShon Brooks SG/SF LAL 15 Days
Newly acquired Lakers MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore will be available for Friday's game against the Celtics.
With Nick Young and Steve Nash out, Brooks and Bazemore might actually get on the court. However, we wouldn't expect big minutes. Jodie Meeks and Wes Johnson are near locks for 30-plus minutes Friday night.
MarShon Brooks SG/SF LAL 17 Days
MarShon Brooks was traded to the Lakers on Wednesday.
He was just acquired by the Warriors last month and played a total of 15 minutes with his new team. Brooks had a solid season during his rookie campaign, but his wild shot selection and sub-par defense cost him a chance to be in the rotation on his last two teams. Coach Mike D'Antoni could give him minutes, but Brooks has his work cut out for him.
MarShon Brooks SG/SF LAL 2 Months
MarShon Brooks was traded from the Celtics to the Warriors on Wednesday.
Jordan Crawford was also traded and Draymond Green is staying put in Golden State, making it even harder to imagine Brooks surfacing with a meaningful role on a playoff contender. He appeared in just 10 games for Boston this season and has spent much of his time in the D-League.