The question hung in the air for a moment as new Celtics guard MarShon Brooks thought about which direction he was going to go with his answer.
The 24-year-old started 47 games and averaged nearly 30 minutes a night for the New Jersey Nets as a rookie during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, but in 2012-13, his playing time and production didn’t follow the rest of the team to Brooklyn.
Brooks started just two games and averaged 5.4 points behind Joe Johnson and a crowded Nets backcourt. That kind of step back can become more than just a speed bump in a player’s career.
So after being traded to the Celtics in the Paul Pierce-Kevin Garnett blockbuster deal, he took the question about what he learned from the trying season and responded with an honest assessment.
“It’s a situation that I don’t ever want to go through again, to say the least,” Brooks said at his introductory press conference last week in Waltham. “I just don’t like being on the bench, so I’m just going to work as h...