i think you're sort of stating the point for me. when he gets big minutes and the offense is catered to him, he does well (his team doesn't, but he does). there are tons of players for whom that's true. brooks couldn't play his game in la, in part because la is interested in winning.
dude's never been a big part of a winning team.
no one wants to pay him.
ever think that maybe all these people know things?
if going off against the lakers was grounds for player evaluation, nobody would think marcus thornton's current contract was utterly ridiculous. but everyone does. and they're right.