Dillon Brooks Rumors

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Dillon Brooks
Dillon Brooks
Position: G-F
Born: 01/22/96
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $1,618,520
Dillon Brooks: I feel like teams don’t want to see us. We’re like that wildcard team. We feel like we’re underdogs this year. We’re playing free and we’re playing fast. We’re playing defense and we want to learn this stuff organically. We’ve got guys that work the same way as me. Our young guys work the same way. They want to feed off that. It’s a tribute to coming out every single day in practice and shooting and treatment and weights. We do it one hundred percent, which we always talk about.
Dillon Brooks: Our teammates ride with us. That’s the beauty of this. We always have each other’s backs. That’s why the Golden State Warriors were so great. That’s why the Cleveland Cavaliers were so great. They all had friendships off the court, too. When you care about somebody like that, you are going to try to do the most for them. I think that is what we have here and I think that is what we had in my college days, too. But it was different when I got here in my first year. This culture is changing and we have chemistry and guys love playing with each other.
Do you still plan to participate with Team Canada in the Olympics? Dillon Brooks: Yeah, absolutely. We are going to make a run. Hopefully, we can beat that virus so we can get over there and play. But I want to make history. I know we have a lot of guys in the league right now like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jamal Murray and Tristan Thompson and Kelly Olynyk. We all want to make history.
Storyline: Olympics
The Raptors ended up being an early signal of the coming shift as Masai Ujiri negotiated extensions with both Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam. Ujiri willingly conceding spending power, albeit to retain two pivotal members of their championship team, helped clarify how little many front offices cared about maximizing 2020 cap space. It was unsurprising to see less flexible front offices like the 76ers (Ben Simmons) and Nets (Caris LeVert and Taurean Prince) lock up young players ahead of restricted free agency, but a group of teams that includes the Raptors, Grizzlies (Dillon Brooks) and Kings (Buddy Hield) deliberately gave up cap space, and that meaningfully reduced the league-wide spending power this summer.
He left that to the youngsters in Memphis, 24-year-old Dillon Brooks and 20-year-old Ja Morant, who felt disrespected by the 36-year-old who chose not to report after he was traded from Golden State to the Grizzlies on July 7. And, of course, to his old(er) Warriors pal, 31-year-old Steph Curry, who came to his friend’s defense. “Yeah, that’s my guy,” the 36-year-old Iguodala said with a laugh on Friday as he looked back with The Athletic on the wild week that was. “I would do the same for him. But I understand the generation that we’re in, and the new millennials we’re dealing with, and how social media comes into play and how someone could feed (ideas) to a young guy and it (grows). …But it’s all love. At the end of the day, it’s all love.”
Storyline: Petty Warz
He left that to the youngsters in Memphis, 24-year-old Dillon Brooks and 20-year-old Ja Morant, who felt disrespected by the 36-year-old who chose not to report after he was traded from Golden State to the Grizzlies on July 7. And, of course, to his old(er) Warriors pal, 31-year-old Steph Curry, who came to his friend’s defense. “Yeah, that’s my guy,” the 36-year-old Iguodala said with a laugh on Friday as he looked back with The Athletic on the wild week that was. “I would do the same for him. But I understand the generation that we’re in, and the new millennials we’re dealing with, and how social media comes into play and how someone could feed (ideas) to a young guy and it (grows). …But it’s all love. At the end of the day, it’s all love.”
Storyline: Petty Warz
In the locker room, Conley was one of the best teammates in the league. A big reason why the Jazz were so successful in free agency — signing Bojan Bogdanovic, Jeff Green and Ed Davis — was because they all wanted to play with Conley. Green and Davis were teammates with Conley in Memphis. Bogdanovic wanted to play with a guy of Conley’s playmaking ability. “He taught us a lot,” Memphis small forward Dillon Brooks said. “He was quiet at first. But then, when you get to know him, he opens up to you. He taught us how to prepare for games, how to stretch. He told us every single game was a learning experience. He has so much knowledge from being in the league.”
Rod Beard: #Pistons Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is listed as questionable on the preliminary injury report for Tuesday vs. Memphis. #Grizzlies Mike Conley, Jaren Jackson Jr., C.J. Miles, Joakim Noah, Jonas Valanciunas, Dillon Brooks, Avery Bradley and Kyle Anderson all are OUT. #DFS
Storyline: Blake Griffin Injury
As we all know by now, the Grizzlies believed they were sending MarShon Brooks in the deal. The Suns, reportedly, were under the impression that Memphis was sending Dillon Brooks. That was a no-go for the Grizzlies. Now, Wallace had to tell MarShon and Selden that they were actually being retained. “I was like, huh?” MarShon said. “I was confused. This had never happened before.”
And while he admitted things are a little awkward, he’s eager to resume his time as a Memphis Grizzly and move on from the whole ordeal. “Everybody’s just confused, man,” Brooks said. “The emotion isn’t mad. I don’t feel mad. Don’t nobody owe me nothing. Chris Wallace thought he could get it done. Kelly Oubre is a brilliant player. It is what it is. It’s the business side of things.” MarShon noted that he exchanged text messages with Dillon Brooks about the situation. “That’s my guy,” MarShon said.
A day after a three-team trade with the Grizzlies, Suns and Wizards fell through when the Suns thought they were getting Memphis forward Dillon Brooks when they had been offered MarShon Brooks, a clearly agitated Memphis general manager Chris Wallace said he never discussed dealing Dillon Brooks, blaming one or both of the other teams for the mess left behind. “I don’t carry grudges,” Wallace said, “but I’m not happy about what happened. “We were very clear about who was in the trade. Contrary to reports, it was not Dillon Brooks, which put us in a very difficult situation with our players. Individuals from one or both of those teams leaked the deal, while we were playing last night. That forced me to do something I’ve never done in 30-plus years working in this league for seven teams, which was to drag two players out of the locker room and tell them they have been traded and eventually have to come back in and tell them, ‘no you haven’t been traded.'”
Friday night’s three-team trade that never happened still was buzzing before the game. The Grizzlies’ MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden were believed to be headed to Phoenix after the trade talks surfaced Friday night. Instead, confusion over whether the Grizzlies were including MarShon or Dillon Brooks killed the Memphis part of the deal, leading to a lot of talk on Saturday. Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he apologized to the players. MarShon Brooks still expressed his confusion over the circumstances. His mother learned of the trade near the end of Friday’s night’s game with Miami, even trying to tell him of the report from her seat in the stands. “It’s a little awkward, you know. I’m a human,” Brooks said. “I’ve got feelings. I’m not just numb to the situation. “I don’t know how it happened. I guess (the general managers) were in a group text or something.”
So what exactly what happened last night? Chris Wallace: We had been dealing with Washington in the trade (involving MarShon Brooks & Wayne Selden) and as soon as Dillon Brooks was mentioned in the trade, it stopped. I’m not sure where the other parties got Dillon from, but they didn’t get it from us. Once he was requested, then that was the end of that.
Storyline: Dillon Brooks Trade?
Chris Wallace: We did not exchange any medicals on our players. To give you a little background on the process, that probably would be just a touch early to begin with plus any requests or sharing of medicals would create a paper trail and there is no trail. Regardless, we did not send out any medicals on our players.
So what happens next? How do you move forward? Chris Wallace: We’re still happy to have our guys. The other two teams appear to be consummating the bigger piece of the trade in their mind, so they certainly weren’t harmed by this situation. I’ve been through all sort of stuff in trades before—things like flunked physicals—and life does move on. I used to work with the late, great Red Auerbach, and he had a great line: “Some of the best deals you make are the ones you don’t make.” We like our team, like our players. You’re always looking to improve. Although this did not come to pass, we will move forward with both Wayne and MarShon. Both have played well recently and we expect them to keep up that level of performance.