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I wouldn't blame you if you didn't remember MarShon Brooks. The Boston Celtics fans that do recall Brooks, think of him as one of the throw-in pieces in the trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. While MarShon didn't last long in the NBA, it looks like he may have found a home:


A former standout, out of Providence College, Brooks was actually a first round draft pick of the Celtics. He was immediately traded to the Nets in exchange for JaJuan Johnson. Since 2014, MarShon has played in Italy and China, posting numbers such as the ones above, which have made him an All-Star in China. People are starting to ask the question: Should Brooks get another chance with the NBA?

For those who think this way, I say pump the brakes. Stephon Marbury left for China in 2010, at the age of 33, and is still playing at an extremely high level. Jimmer Fredette, who can't find a job in the NBA, dropped 73 points in a game in China. Personally, I don't think we can take the success in the Chinese Basketball Association and expect it to transfer over into NBA success. Am I saying you don't have to be talented to play in the CBA? Absolutely not. However, the talent levels are vastly different between the two leagues.

What do you guys think? Can MarShon really make an NBA comeback or is this just a feel-good story?


Photo Credit: Jordan Johnson/Getty Images

Troy Tanzer 8/10/2017 01:55:00 PM Edit
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