While there are several players who can lay claim to being several overpaid this off-season, free agency hasn’t been kind to everyone. Immediately you think Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe, two players whose restricted free agency has complicated their search for a team, but it’s the lesser guys who’ll be impacted the most.
Take Marshon Brooks for example. Out of college, Brooks was touted as a scoring guard, but after three years, he’s still struggling to find consistent work. And because of that the shooting guard will be heading overseas for the 2014-15 season.
MarShon Brooks has not signed yet with Olimpia Milano but he will likely do that in the coming hours, according to sources.
— Enea Trapani (@ETSportando) August 6, 2014
Heading overseas as an alternative to going unemployed for a season or participating in the NBA Development League isn’t a bad choice. When the NBA doesn’t deliver a situation that bolds well for a player, several markets overseas do–and that’s where Brooks is.
Since entering the NBA, Brooks has been severely underwhelming. Following his first two season with the Brooklyn Nets, Brooks was traded three teams in one season, failing to make an imprint in Los Angeles (L), Boston, or Golden State. Due to his inability to make an impact outside of scoring the ball, Brooks has fallen out of favor with many teams hence him going overseas.
This isn’t the end for Brooks. If he plays well with Olimpia Milano, the 25th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft could well find a NBA home in the summer of 2015.