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Jon Brockman
Jon Brockman
Position: None
Born: 03/20/87
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Machado made the Rockets opening night roster when the Rockets waived veteran guard Shaun Livingston on Monday. Rockets coach Kevin McHale had given Livingston extensive praise and playing time last week, but the Rockets opted to go with Machado and Toney Douglas as backup point guards. With the release of Livingston along with the players the Rockets had determined to let go on Sunday — Lazar Hayward, Gary Forbes, Jon Brockman and JaJuan Johnson – the Rockets moved $7.5 million under the luxury tax. All five had guaranteed deals, though just $1 million of the $3.5 million remaining on Livingston’s contract was guaranteed. After the roster moves, the Rockets will be an average of just 23.6-years-old on opening night, with just 1.93 seasons of NBA experience.
Even as they acquired the 12th pick in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft from Milwaukee in a deal that sent center Samuel Dalembert to the Bucks along with the 14th overall pick and guard Shaun Livingston and forwards Jon Leuer and Jon Brockman, the Houston Rockets were still trying to move even higher, into the top 10. But their offer of guard Kyle Lowry along with the 16th pick overall to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the fifth pick overall and forward Chuck Hayes was rejected Wednesday by Sacramento, according to league sources.
The Bucks needed the salaries of Leuer, Jon Brockman and Shaun Livingston to be within a certain range of the $6.7 million owed to Dalembert in the final year of his contract. Livingston was to make $3.5 million next season on a team option, Brockman was to make $1 million and Leuer $762,000. “I’m always concerned about moving quality people,” Hammond said. “When I talked to him (Leuer) on the phone I was apologetic. It really did hurt to make that call”
Jon Brockman is employed by the Milwaukee Bucks to play power forward by day. By night, he is a model in the loosest sense of the word. Brockman played four years for Washington prior to making the NBA jump and recently decided to pay homage to his alma mater by posing in a “SWAG Suit.” According to the SWAG website: SWAG is short for Sweet Washington Athletic Gear. Here at SWAG we specialize in one thing and one thing only…Straight up FANDIMONIUM!
Jon Brockman had kind of a rough third year in the NBA, you guys. The 24-year-old forward appeared in only 35 games for a Milwaukee Bucks team that missed the playoffs, averaging just under seven minutes a contest and taking a definitive step backward in his NBA career. After a season like that, sometimes you just need to push life’s pause button, take a step back and give yourself some time to relax. Preferably by slipping into a wearable blanket with sleeves and legs, a.k.a. a Snuggie with legs, a.k.a. a Forever Lazy/Uni-Lazy/adult onesie, a.k.a., apparently, the Swagga Suit. In case you’re wondering what the hell all of this is about — and if you’re not, mayhaps you should be — “Swagga Suits” are “unique […] onepiece jumpsuits” designed specifically for the tastes, measurements and comfort preferences of folks who support the University of Washington, where Brockman starred for four years before becoming a second-round draft pick of the Sacramento Kings in 2009, a group that includes UW students, faculty, alumni, fans and “Community” star Joel McHale.
Milwaukee Bucks power forward Jon Brockman has signed a one-year personal endorsement deal with Seattle-based Intrepid Sportswear. The 24-year-old NBA star will appear in an online and print marketing campaign wearing the brand’s top sports apparel. He becomes Intrepid’s first ever official athlete endorser. “I’m excited about this opportunity with Intrepid Sportswear because it combines two of the things I am most passionate about: my hometown and basketball,” said Brockman. “I appreciate being able to support young and promising companies like Intrepid and look forward to great things in 2012.”
Compared to what he knew at Snohomish and then at Washington, the NBA “is a different world, that’s for sure,” he said. “This is not just basketball, it’s a business.” That much is evident as Brockman tracks the continuing labor negotiations. It is a little like watching the stock market — good days followed by disappointing days — and every so often the league cancels more games. On Friday, commissioner David Stern scrubbed the NBA schedule through Nov. 30 — the league usually opens its season at the beginning of November — and said there would be a reduction in games from the regular 82-game season for the second time in 14 years.
Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova suffered a concussion in a practice collision with teammate Jon Brockman on Friday, according to coach Scott Skiles. Ilyasova is not available for Saturday night’s home game against the Chicago Bulls. The injury led the Bucks to call 6-foot-11 forward Larry Sanders back from the D-League, where he had played two games earlier this week for Fort Wayne. “We warmed up and did a few things non-contact and went contact for about 3 minutes and practice was over, basically,” Skiles said. “We were down to seven guys because he got hit.
Jon Brockman: We really don’t have a player that I try to model my game after exactly. I watch Bogut, I watch Andrew, just ’cause he’s been in the system for so long. He knows the plays and he knows where he’s supposed to be, and floor positioning, better than anyone. Me being new here, I can look at him and see what he’s doing. Not exactly model my game after him, but when I go in, I’m usually giving him a break. So look and see who he’s guarding, and how he’s had success guarding them, and what they’ve taken advantage of, and just watching that way. Me: What has Scott (Skiles) told you about what he expects your role to be? JB: Just the energy and the rebounding, and just kind of always staying ready. I don’t think he can tell me when exactly I’m going to go in. It just kind of depends on what happens throughout the game. You know, just be ready and do my best, even when I’m on the bench. I’m trying to get guys involved and be that supportive teammate on the bench.
Brockman, in his second pro season, started tweeting his senior year at Washington. “I really enjoy it,” Brockman said. “The other day I asked (tweeted) about what were your top five trilogies and I got some good feedback. “You can use twitter to learn about a lot of stuff, stuff like where’s the best pizza place to go and what movies to see. “People really do want to help out.”
The Bucks don’t have best collection of talent in the league, but they do have some prime-time tweeters. HoopsHype.com – one of the finest basketball web sites – recently conducted a poll of the best tweeters in the NBA. Four Bucks placed among the top 16 in the league. Brandon Jennings finished sixth in the poll and Andrew Bogut was eighth. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Jon Brockman were ninth and 15th, respectively.
For nearly 2 ½ hours, fans and burger enthusiasts approached Brockman to talk about the upcoming season and asked the Bucks’ 6-foot-7 forward to sign autographs and take pictures. “Any time you can get out and meet the people and see the people who are coming to the games, it makes it a little more special for that person when they do go to games and they see someone that they were able to hang out with at AJ Bombers or something like that,” Brockman said. “I think a lot of times some of the NBA players aren’t thought of as normal guys. I’m just a normal guy. I like to come out and eat burgers.”
The Milwaukee Bucks have completed a trade with the Sacramento Kings for forward Jon Brockman in exchange for forward Darnell Jackson and a 2011 second-round pick. The 23-year-old Brockman averaged 2.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in limited minutes as a rookie with the Kings. He appeared in 52 games, including four starts, with Sacramento after being picked in the second round of last year’s draft.
Brockman update Kings restricted free agent Jon Brockman has received a qualifying offer from the Kings, meaning the team can match any offer made to their second-round pick. Brockman has spent much of the offseason in Sacramento. He has worked out with Kings coaches and teammates at the Kings’ practice facility. He even took part in the Kings’ Draft Party on June 24. Petrie said he had been in contact with Brockman’s agent, Bob Myers, about Brockman and other players represented by his agency, the Wasserman Group.