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2017 NBA Draft: Grizzlies Select Dillon Brooks 45th Overall

Another bite at the apple.

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The Memphis Grizzlies, after trading a 2018 2nd round pick to the Houston Rockets for the rights to the 45th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, selected Dillon Brooks of Oregon. Brooks is a versatile wing who can potentially play both forward positions. He also is capable of scoring the basketball at a steady clip, as he showed throughout his career at Oregon.

Brooks is a limited prospect athletically, however, which explains his drop to this point in the second round. Considering the fact that Chandler Parsons, James Ennis III, and likely Rade Zagorac will be seeing time at that small forward position in Memphis, it is likely that Brooks helps fill out the Memphis Hustle G-League roster, at least in this first season out of college.

That would be fine, by the way. The purpose of the Hustle purchase is to develop young talent closer to home. Between this pick and the selection of Ivan Rabb 35th overall, the Grizzlies are looking to hopeful diamonds in the second round rough.

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Dillon Brooks is now a Grizzly. How does he fit in Memphis?

Posted by Grizzly Bear Blues on Friday, June 23, 2017