HoopsHype Marshon Brooks rumors

July 19, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: MarShon Brooks has hired Wallace Prather as his agent, Prather tells Yahoo Sports. Brooks is a free agent. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

July 11, 2014 Updates

Essentially, the trade is both one big deal and three parallel smaller ones at the same time. The need to trade something for something is satisfied in the overall deal and thus does not need to be satisfied in each parallel smaller one. The relevant passage in the memo suggests that it is this practice that may be under threat. However, in the trade that the quoted passage above was in reference to (the MarShon Brooks/Steve Blake trade from the last deadline day), provisions were not circumvented. Provisions were not defeated. Things were worked around, yes, specifically Golden State's inability to aggregate Brooks's salary in trade. But the Warriors and Lakers (mainly the Warriors) did all their finagling within the rules set forth by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. They did not do anything here other than what they were permitted to do, and even if they had done, the league still approved the trade. Sham Sports

If the NBA feels that manoeuvring in the manner of the Warriors and Lakers above is contrary to the spirit of the Traded Player Exception and specifically to the use of non-simultaneous trades, then, fine. It pretty much is - on all but the most technical of levels, Brooks and Bazemore were traded for Blake in one deal, with only minutiae stating others. But it was also perfectly allowed by the very clauses the league signed up to in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. And if this is not the kind of matter that this passage of the memo refers to, then we will have to see what it is, because I have no other guesses. Nevertheless, whatever it is, this could be an interesting thing to watch develop. The NBA may be seeking to outlaw a practice it simultaneously permits. We shall see over time where the new boundaries lie. Sham Sports

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The Lakers received a traded-player exception of $2,789,920 on Wednesday in their trade of Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. A traded-player exception can be used to acquire a player in trade without sending out matching salary. In the case of the Blake exception, the Lakers can deal for a player making up to $2,889,920 (including $100,000 of padding). Los Angeles Times

The exception expires on Feb. 19, 2015, but the team may not have it for long. Should the Lakers drop under the salary cap in July, as expected, they will first need to renounce the exception. Los Angeles Times

February 19, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have acquired veteran point guard Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks, it was announced today. [...] “The acquisition of Steve Blake will provide us with additional veteran depth at point guard as we enter the stretch run of the season,” said Warriors General Manager Bob Myers. “He’s had a productive career and is a player who can both run an offense and has the ability to shoot the basketball. On the other hand, we thank Kent and MarShon for their contributions to our team both on and off the court and wish them success as they enter the next stage of their careers.” NBA.com

February 12, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have recalled guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks and center Ognjen Kuzmic from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. All three players were assigned to Santa Cruz yesterday and helped the Warriors earn a 100-98 win over the Idaho Stampede at Kaiser Permanente Arena. Bazemore tallied 13 points, five rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes while Brooks scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting in 26 minutes. Kuzmic totaled five points and five rebounds in 18 minutes. NBA.com

February 11, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have assigned guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks and center Ognjen Kuzmic to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. All three players will suit up for tonight’s game against the Idaho Stampede at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz (7:00 p.m.). NBA.com

February 2, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have recalled guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today. Both players were assigned to Santa Cruz yesterday (February 1) and participated in the team’s 110-105 victory over the Bakersfield Jam at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz. Bazemore registered a game-high 25 points, along with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 33 minutes, while Brooks added six points, two assists, one rebound and a steal in 22 minutes. NBA.com

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To recap, the Celtics traded Garnett, Pierce, Jason Terry, and D.J. White to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans, and three first-round draft picks (2014, 2016, and 2018), as well as the right to swap first-round picks in 2017. How did the deal come together? Danny Ainge: It did come together fairly quickly. What I was excited about was that it appeared at the time to be a great situation for everybody — I think that for Paul and KG and Jason Terry and for us. It looked like it was going to be a good situation for them to be a major contender again and be vying for a championship. Their year hasn’t gone that way, but before the season started, it sure looked like it. I think it was a happy way to make a very difficult decision. Boston Globe

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