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I have no hard feelings towards Jon Brockman I just don’t see where he fits in with the Houston Rockets or in the NBA for that matter. He had a great college career with the Washington Huskies, but he has yet to find that great play in the NBA. To be honest, I don’t think he ever will. He will most likely go down as one of the many great collegiate players who could never cut it in the big leagues.
Brockman played all four seasons with the University of Washington. Over those four seasons he averaged 13.8 points on 53% shooting, 9.8 rebounds and 1 assists in 28 minutes a game. His best season came in his junior year, where he averaged 17.8 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1 assists in 31 minutes a game. He made the All-Pac-10 First Team twice and the second team once. As you can see, Brockman is a very decorated former college athlete and one of the best ever for the Washington Huskies.
At 6’7 and 255 pounds, Brockman is an undersized power forward in the NBA. His strength, athleticism and skill helped him a lot in college, but he has a very difficult time playing with the big men in the NBA. In three seasons in the NBA he’s averaged a very unimpressive 2.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 10 minutes a game. He’s played in only 150 of the possible 230 games in his three seasons. His numbers have never been good, but they have gotten worse each year. Him not getting any playing time on a below average Bucks team tells you all need to know about what the league thinks of him.
The Rockets have at least 8 forwards already ahead of him. Houston has way too many players on their team and will have to make some cuts before the season starts. I expect Jon Brockman to be one of the few on the outside looking in. You may have seen the last of him in a NBA uniform.