Former NBA guard Brooks tests positive for coronavirus in China

Sam Amico

Former NBA guard MarShon Brooks has tested positive for COVID-19 and has entered quarantine as a member of the Chinese Basketball Association's Guangdong Southern Tigers, the team announced.

He was not showing any symptoms of the virus at the time of the test.

Brooks, 31, signed with Guangdong in February 2019 after playing almost exclusively in the NBA for eight seasons. The 6-foot-5 guard/forward last appeared in the league with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018-19.

That was the season the Grizzlies reportedly offered Brooks to the Phoenix Suns as part of a three-team trade also involving the Washington Wizards. But the Suns mistakenly assumed they were getting Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks.

Once the Suns figured out they were not, they called off the deal.

Marshon Brooks was drafted by the Brooklyn (then-New Jersey) Nets with the No. 25 overall pick in 2011. Along with the Nets and Grizzlies, he has spent time with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

He averaged 6.6 points in his last NBA season.

The Chinese Basketball Association is in full swing after suspending the season because of the virus earlier this year. 

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