#1 – Marshon Brooks
Marshon Brooks is a scorer and defender. Right now the NBA is in serious need of two-way Shooting Guards with enough size. This is the main reason we have seen the rise of “Combo Guards” – Point Guards who are more scorers but leave their team at a disadvantage when the coach decides to play them next to another Point Guard.
In order to become elite or play on an All-Star level, Marshon will need to extend the range on his jumpshot, as well as become more of a playmaker. You ask, with these two major knocks, how is he our top-ranked SG?
One: Defense! Two: Scoring! Marshon solves those needs and puts numbers across the board. Still not convinced? Ponder the stats below and press play!
Out of 138 players:
· Marshon would be a first round pick in all 4 of the metrics.
· His production and defense makes him a very safe pick, someone that could go Top 10, with very little “bust factor”.
· Needs to improve three-point shooting.
· Considered as a whole (BPM), as well as for each specialty (PCM for Production; DIR for Defense; and TPA (Talent/Skill-set).