The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to an extension with their breakout scoring guard Dillon Brooks:
Memphis has agreed to a three-year, $35M extension with Dillon Brooks, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Just hours before the NBA Trade Deadline and a few hours after Woj announced the trade of Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat, this was a surprising announcement in the midst of trade season. Brooks has had a breakout season following his injury-riddled sophomore season with averages of 16.1 points and 2.1 made three pointers per game on 39% shooting from deep and 42% overall. The minutes are on par with his rookie year, while the scoring increased 5 points.
Brooks has mastered the side step jump shot and has grown more consistent as the season has gone on. He has been an intricate part of the team’s unexpected success thus far this year — bringing that swagger and hustle every single time he laces up. With a dry market in the upcoming summer, Brooks could have fetched a bigger deal that Memphis would have been forced to match to keep him, but this deal is another phenomenal move by the Memphis front office.
With Brooks locked up, Memphis is continuing forward in their rebuild full speed. He is proving he can be a legitimate scorer in this league and has done it in under 30 minutes per night.
This is likely to not be the last move before the deadline tomorrow, so stay tuned with GBB for more breaking news.