With three days off before their next game, the Golden State Warriors are sending a few of their bench players to D-League to get them some playing time.
The team announced today that guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks were assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors in the D-League, and both will be in uniform on Saturday night when Santa Cruz takes on Bakersfield.
Bazemore, known more for his celebratory antics on the bench than for his basketball skills, has not seen much playing time this season. Averaging 2.3 points, a rebound, 0.5 assists, and 6.4 minutes in 40 games this season, Bazemore has not progressed much since his rookie season. His defense, however, has been solid, and that may be the only reason why he is still on the team.
Brooks was acquired earlier this season along with Jordan Crawford in the trade that sent Toney Douglas to the Heat. Unlike Crawford, who has fit right in as the Warriors’ backup point guard, Brooks has barely seen any action since joining the Warriors. In four games, he has seen a total of six minutes, averaging 1.5 points a contest. This is a far cry from his rookie season, where he averaged 12.6 points for the Nets.
Perhaps a trip to the D-League will help bolster the confidence of these two players, because the Warriors’ bench could sure use their contributions.