The Boston Celtics‘ somewhat surprising 4-5 start this year has been without any production from shooting guard MarShon Brooks, who the team acquired this offseason in hopes he could provide a nice scoring option off the bench. The Celtics have struggled mightily in recent years to get any consistent scoring off their bench, and Brooks appears to be the latest disappointment in that department.
“I’m trying not to get frustrated, because I know my time’s going to come, and if I’m frustrated, then I’m playing against myself, so all I can do is just stay in shape and be ready. Right now, I’m not playing at all. I don’t have a role. I’m just cheering right now, trying to cheer my teammates on and let them know what I see. That’s about it. What goes through my head? I just want to go in. And then from there, I’ll just take care of my business, man. When my opportunity comes, I’m going to try to go out there, just be solid, not do too much and just play ball. I’ll run into points. I’m just going to play hard on defense. The scoring will come. I’ll have my opportunity to play. It’s a long season.”
It was the sixth consecutive game in which Brooks did not play. His last actual playing time came when he logged a mere seven minutes in a loss to the Detroit Pistons on Nov. 3. Brooks, who averaged 12.6 points per game as a rookie in 2011-12, has yet to score a point this season.