Scott Brooks Rumors
Candace Buckner: Coach Scott Brooks says he believes Troy Brown Jr. will “get some more minutes” before the season is done. There are still areas to improve (i.e. ball handling) but his instincts in rebounding, for instance, are there. “He’s growing right in front of our eyes.”
Rick Bonnell: Before this game, Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Kemba is probably the league’s best at scoring at the rim through big men. Last two baskets were good illustrations of Kemba’s contortions.
The Wizards coach has felt refreshed during this sprint toward the end of the regular season — which is why he took a question about the intensity of NBA games played in March and turned it into a soliloquy on the joys of spring. “I think as players or coaches, to me, this is one of the best times because now you’re fighting for a playoff spot, your fighting position,” Brooks said after the team’s Thursday practice. “The tournament’s coming around the corner, it’s March Madness. Baseball season is about to start . . . The weather has changed and the time change has happened.”
“We’re in a tough position but a fun position to be in this time of the year knowing that we’re still fighting and playing for something,” Brooks said. “Our guys are still competing. I’ve been on teams where that’s not the case.”