HoopsHype Marshon Brooks rumors

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The trade will save the Heat about $7.7 million in salary and luxury taxes this season and frees them on the $3.8 million they owed Anthony for next season. Depending on the Heat's salary-situation for next season, this is a deal that could end up saving them more than $15 million in salary and luxury taxes for a player who played just 37 minutes this season. ESPN.com

January 9, 2014 Updates

Brooks did exactly as expected with the Red Claws, posting games of 24, 36 and 24 points. He averaged 7.3 rebounds and five assists in those three contests. Though Maine lost twice in that stretch, Brooks had a plus-27 rating. “He’s played well, done a really good job,” Ainge said. “One reason we sent him down was to make sure he’s ready, in good shape and prepared for the opportunity that is coming to him.” Boston Herald

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Though Stevens said Brooks is unlikely to be playing with Maine for very long, the Celtics plan to keep a very close eye on him while he’s with the Red Claws. They have already been in contact with Maine’s coaching staff regarding what they’d like Brooks to improve on while he’s down there. “I talked to the D-League guys, (Red Claws head coach) Mike Taylor and his staff, about some of the things we’re looking for out of him when we’re evaluating whether he’s playing or not,” Stevens said. “It’s at both ends of the floor.” NBA.com

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Players like Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks and Kris Humphries have, however, had to figure out a way to deal with a situation that is less than ideal with all three looking at free agency at the end of the year. For the most part, they have been professional about it, even when it’s gnawed at them inside. "Your job title doesn’t say you’re going to play," Bogans said before Friday night’s game against the Cavaliers. "I know what it takes to be in this league, to stick around. I’m just trying to help MarShon out. It’s really tough on him being younger. I’m helping him stay ready, so when he gets called he’s making the most of his opportunity." MetroWest Daily News

"I just try to play as hard as I can when I’m out there," Humphries said. "Not focus on how much I’m playing, if I’m getting plays, getting the ball — those kinds of things. It’s simpler when you break it down in your mind as: ‘This is your job. Go do it. Play hard.’ MetroWest Daily News

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