I think we might see Brooks play limited to no minutes this week based on this Beilein quote:
“Today was a better game for Jaaron and X until Eli develops this downhill mentality we need him to have.”
I have a feeling he wants to give Eli a breather and try to get his confidence back. Tough to do in these next two. I also think it’s a little telling he kept it positive on Simmons (unless I missed any quotes).
Full Beilein quote for context, from Ethan’s article:
“I don’t think it’s cemented, but I would love to get that cemented,” Beilein said. “I would love to do that, but I’m not gonna go there yet. I just thought in this particular game, we needed a downhill, strong driver…Today was a better game for Jaaron and X until Eli develops this downhill mentality we need him to have.”