In the midst of a 3-team trade that has been leaked every single which way small of getting official, the Memphis Grizzlies received some interior business taken treatment of by agreeing to a 3-calendar year, $35 million contract extension with Dillon Brooks, the team introduced on Wednesday.
Brooks, who is earning $1.six million this time, was set to grow to be a limited no cost agent this summer time. With how very well he is played this time, the Grizzlies possible didn’t want to mess with matching what ever offers he could possibly get on the open up market place, when Brooks secures the type of prolonged-time period security most 2nd-spherical picks hardly ever comprehend.
You could possibly recall, Brooks was practically accidentally traded in December of 2018 as component of a 3-team offer with Washington and Phoenix, only for the Grizzlies to pull out due to the fact they assumed they were being buying and selling Marshon Brooks, when the Suns believed Dillon was the Brooks they were being acquiring. It all labored out for Dillon, who stayed in Memphis and is now acquiring compensated. Marshon is now participating in in China.
On Wednesday night, it surfaced that the Grizzlies are again figuring greatly into some trade madness,Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat. Who is coming again to the Grizzlies has not been manufactured official phrase is the Heat are making an attempt to extend it into a 3-team offer with OKC to also land Danilo Gallinari.
It has been extensively noted that Justise Winslow is the key piece going from Miami to Memphis, and Brooks, who has been vocal in his criticism of Iguodala electing not to enjoy for the Grizzlies this time even though he is less than contract, took a different noticeable shot at Iguodala when questioned what he thinks about Winslow coming to town.
“Now we have a participant that we’re acquiring that essentially desires to enjoy with us and thinks we’re very good,” Brooks advised reporters.
It really is really hard to blame Brooks, or any of the the other Grizzlies who’ve spoken out, for getting offense to Iguodala’s refusal to enjoy for them. There is certainly possible much more to the story than what the players know, like items that were being agreed upon right before Iguodala was dealt from Golden State in the initially area, but on the surface it merely appears to be like Iguodala desires to enjoy for a team value his time at this place in his career, and Memphis didn’t make the lower.
Brooks and the Grizzlies are obviously emboldened by the shocking achievement they have experienced on their own. By means of Wednesday, they have a 3-game direct above the Blazers for the last playoff location in the Western Conference, and the enjoy of Brooks, together with rookie feeling Ja Morant and sophomore stud Jaren Jackson Jr., has a ton to do with that.