Lakers News: Kent Bazemore Calls MarShon Brooks A ‘Young Kobe’ Reviewed by Momizat on . After the Los Angeles Lakers had traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors, fans in Los Angeles had no idea what to expect out of newcomers Kent Bazemore After the Los Angeles Lakers had traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors, fans in Los Angeles had no idea what to expect out of newcomers Kent Bazemore Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Kent Bazemore Calls MarShon Brooks A ‘Young Kobe’

After the Los Angeles Lakers had traded Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors, fans in Los Angeles had no idea what to expect out of newcomers Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.

Most believed both Brooks and Bazemore would be nothing more than two other players buried on the Lakers bench, but that has been far from the case. Although Bazemore has gotten his fair share of starts since being acquired by the Lakers, Brooks has taken a Nick Young-like role off the bench with the ability to light up the scoreboard.

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After the win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday, Bazemore made a bold statement about the teammate that accompanied him in the trade to Los Angeles saying the following according to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding:

Brooks scored 23 points in 26 minutes off the bench against the Kings. The newcomer was very efficient while on the floor, shooting 9-for-13 from the floor and going perfect from beyond the arc by hitting all three shots taken from distance.

Although there’s no telling what the future holds for many players on the current Lakers squad, Brooks is quickly making a case to either be retained in the off-season or to sign lucrative deal with another team.

As for Bazemore, the man who received most his recognition in the Bay Area for being Robert Sacre-like on the sidelines finished with 12 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Both players appear to be proving their worth in what seems to be an audition for a future with the Lakers or elsewhere in the NBA.
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  • Jim213

    The type of effort fans appreciate foremost. Watched a few of his games in the past (nets) and observed his effort. Just the type of player the team needs for the long term given he can do it on both sides of the court as no one can question his play with the effort he puts forth. No diss, but a spot has been taken for next season.

  • Countin’AllDay

    Not as explosive as young kobe but in terms of body control and keeping their defender off balance with the dribble and pull up. Very nice marshon. I see you homie!

  • Pelon

    LMFAO Lakers discovered a talent like this yet in 3 weeks he be out of the rotation and sulking on the end of the bench it’s the D’Antoni way.This team sucks this season and they need a top 3 pick to help build for the future,winning a meaningless game means nada.Mike D’Antoni is a Puto.

    • Daspin

      Brooks will be benched after D’Antoni experiments with him at strong forward. Meeks will finally get his chance to play a stretch center with Gasol playing the point showing off his handles. Hill and Kamans will lead the Lakers in rebounding averaging just five minutes a game. D’Antoni will have his contract extended guaranteeing the first pick for the next five years.

    • Chrmngblly

      The correct word s/b puta since puto carries a certain swagger to it in street parlance as applied to males.

      As far as sulking goes, I have learned to sort of like sulking these last two years. Lately, I really like to get down and wallow in self-pity whenever I see how many turnovers we have and how few rebounds. Isn’t this true for most Laker fans?

  • Pelon

    Brooks is a one bad ass hombre.Lakers horse jockey owner must keep him.

  • Brooklyn In Da House

    Ya to ya’ll Lakers fans told ya MarShon a balla.Now you see it first hand well un huh dats rite.He gunna be a top 5 playa at he’s position in 2 years ya’ll.MarShon Brooks is da truth on da courts foe realz.Keep up dem articles on dat boi Shon Shon.

  • Brooklyn In Da House

    MarShon in beast mode,ya’ll gotz lots of young talent keep rebuilding.MarShon gunna be another Kobe or Paul George as long as he get his minutes and becomes a starter.He deserve to start over Bazemore and Meeks on da real.

  • Brooklyn In Da House

    He need 35 minutes per game to be a sportscenter star.More minutes ASAP.

  • rik

    Next years lineup:
    PG: Exum Farmar bazemore
    SG: Meeks brooks henry
    SF: kobe young
    PF: Monroe johnson kelly
    C: Gortat Hill sacre
    Coach: Lionell Hollins

  • Vince Staley

    Mitch is the absolute best negotiator in the NBA. The Blazemore, Brooks and salary savings for Blake was masterful.

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  • J Taylor

    Brooks is a great find. Let’s keep things measured and realize that he’s still a bench guy. His future is bright however.

    Being a ball-hog in D’antoni’s system doesn’t show anything more than he can ISO and can be a consistent shooter. While he was efficient, I bet his scoring was higher than the number of passes he made. Most of the time, the ball was passed to brooks who handled the ball for 14 seconds and aggressively took a shot or layup

    His 2 assists were spectacular, but otherwise, I am suspect if he can play team ball.

    • e3bonz

      That was my thinking also, when we got the B’s their team play was nil. Since then it’s been improving, but we will see how the rest of the year goes.

  • Chrmngblly

    I would like to see the Lakers bring Metta back as an assistant coach for defense. Let him adopt Bazemore and get Nash back in here to mentor Marshall and Kobe to pair up with Brooks. Let’s try to accellorate these young guy’s growth a little bit.
    Kendall Marshall, in particular, could use Nash’s help. Wouldn’t it be nice if he could team defend and do that little floater Nash is famous for, not to mention Nash’s PnR pocket passes.

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