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ESPN Report: Brooks to Celtics

MarShon Brooks looks to be heading back to New England. The former Big East scoring champ was not originally included in reports of the Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce mega-deal with the Brooklyn Nets, but late word out of ESPN is that Brooks will be dealt to the Celtics.

After a solid rookie season in New Jersey, Brooks saw his playing time dip after the Nets acquired Joe Johnson prior to the 2012-13 season. He averaged just over 5 points per game last season.

He’ll certainly get an opportunity to play for a rebuilding Celtics team. This deal won’t be official until July 10 after free agency begins.

From ESPN:

Brooklyn has agreed to send three first-round picks (2014, ’16 and ’18) along with Kris Humphries‘ expiring contract, Gerald WallaceKris Joseph,MarShon Brooks and a sign-and-traded Keith Bogans to the Celtics for Pierce, Garnett and Terry, a source told ESPN’s Chris Broussard.

It was initially reported that Brooklyn had includedTornike Shengelia and Reggie Evans, but the source told Broussard that the Joseph and Brooks were in the final tally. 

By agreeing to add Terry to the trade, sources said, Brooklyn alleviated some of Boston’s concerns about absorbing the remaining three years and $30 million on Wallace’s contract.


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