NBA Rumor: Dillon Brooks Trade?

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Grizzlies not shopping Dillon Brooks

I wouldn’t say Memphis is shopping Dillon Brooks. He’s a good defender who has become a consistent scorer at 16-17 points per game over the past two seasons. Brooks is only owed $12.2 million this season, and his contract declines to $11.4 million next season. He has a good relationship with franchise cornerstone Ja Morant too. I’d say teams have interest in Brooks, and he could be part of a bigger trade package if Memphis tries to land a star, but he’s not being shopped. 

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Cavaliers interested in Cam Reddish

Keep an eye on Detroit and Memphis. Both teams have too many guaranteed contracts. They need to fix that. Sources say Grizzlies small forwards Dillon Brooks and Kyle Anderson are available for the right price. The Pistons are expected to look at dumping either Jahlil Okafor or 2019 No. 15 pick Sekou Doumbouya. Atlanta’s Cam Reddish has been a Cleveland front-office favorite since the 2019 draft. They’ve been in contact with Atlanta about him — even though the price remains high.

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.
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