It’s Operation Uncertainty yet again for MarShon Brooks, who hoped to find a home in Boston where he could show the skills that made him a first-round draft pick two years ago.

Instead, the Celtics did not pick up the fourth-year option on Brooks’s contract, making him an unrestricted free agent after this season. And he was one of two active players — along with guard Keith Bogans — not to play in Wednesday’s season-opening loss in Toronto.

Brooks was hoping to perhaps even start for the Celtics, but he’s buried behind Jeff Green and Courtney Lee at shooting guard. The fact Brooks didn’t register a minute at a time when new coach Brad Stevens is evaluating lineups is telling.

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