The Brooklyn Nets have been resurgent under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, but one player still looking to get his groove back is former first-round pick MarShon Brooks.
Brooks, who averaged 12.6 points a game last year as a rookie, has been wildly inconsistent this season. The 6′ 5” shooting guard out of Providence is averaging just 6.0 points and 12.1 minutes a game this season—numbers that were recently boosted by productive outings in wins against the Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings. The Nets are hoping those flashes will help Brooks to regain the high level of confidence he displayed on the court a season ago.
The Nets have been among the profitable NBA picks in January as they have gone 5-2-1 against the spread while drawing back into the playoff race. If Brooks, who was a fan favorite last year, can regain the solid form showed in his rookie campaign the Nets could prove a highly-formidable opponent in the playoffs.