Jan 2, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Kent Bazemore (20) walks back to the bench during the first half of a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Assign Kent Bazemore, MarShon Brooks To D-League

The Golden State Warriors sent guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League.

According to CSNBayArea.com, the assignment was made Saturday and both players are expected to play Saturday night for Santa Cruz against the Bakersfield Jam.

For Bazemore, this is his first D-League assignment of the season after playing five games for Santa Cruz last season. Brooks is also a newcomer to Santa Cruz, although he did play five games for the Maine Red Claws in January while he was still a member of the Boston Celtics, averaging 27.4 points, six rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.4 steals and one block per game in 34.9 minutes a night.

Bazemore is averaging 2.3 points and one rebound in 6.4 minutes per game in 40 games for the Warriors this year. Brooks, acquired from the Celtics along with Jordan Crawford on Jan. 15, has only played in four games and logged six minutes for Golden State, scoring six points with two rebounds.

Brooks’ career has derailed rapidly after he earned second-team All-Rookie honors in 2011-12 for the New Jersey Nets, averaging 12.6 points and 29.4 minutes per game. Last season, after the Nets moved to Brooklyn, his playing time declined to just 12.5 minutes and he was part of the summer blockbuster trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from Boston to Brooklyn.

Brooks only played in 10 games and logged 73 minutes for the Celtics.

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