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Celtics assign MarShon Brooks to Maine Red Claws of NBADL

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WALTHAM — On the day MarShon Brooks was introduced as a member of the Celtics this summer, he wore a green tie and green socks.

“The green? I love the green, I love what it stands for,” he said then after being traded from Brooklyn to Boston in the blockbuster that involved Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

For the former Providence star, the deal meant that Brooks was returning to a region of the country that he knew well, and he believed he’d also get a chance to re-boot his career after having been buried on the bench with the Nets.

But Wednesday his Celtics tenure took another step backward, as the team announced it was assigning the sparingly used guard to its NBA D-League affiliate.

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