This is the absolute final straw. The Memphis Grizzlies need to trade Dillon Brooks this coming offseason. This is no longer a suggestion, but a demand by many Grizz fans. After multiple mishaps that cost the Grizzlies a much-needed win against the San Antonio Spurs in Orlando, many fans are declaring their exhaustion of dealing with Brooks’ antics.
In 36 minutes of play tonight, Brooks shot 7-20 overall, 1-7 from 3, and had a stupid foul with 1 second left in the game that handed the win over to the Spurs. But it wasn’t just the last possession. It’s Brooks shooting a leaning, contested jump shot with 16 seconds left on the shot clock. Or Brooks going 1 on 4 on the fastbreak and instead of pulling back, either to attempt a horrible layup or runs over someone and gets called for an offensive foul. It’s the stupid fouls he commits when he doesn’t get his way. Not only is this all from the Spurs game, but from literally every game this season.
You would think that Brooks would learn his lesson, or that a player or coach would try to correct him. I don’t know if anyone has tried, because it sure as hell does not look like it on the court. The sad thing about it is I’ve defended Brooks in the past. I’ve always said that you have to take the good and the bad, but now the bad is out showing the good.
The timing for this is impeccable. I wrote a trade piece today that discussed the need for a better offensive player if the Grizzlies wanted to take it to the next level. Dillon Brooks was at the center of every trade. I’m more than willing to part with him at this point. Brooks’ time in Memphis has come to an end. I and many other Grizz fans will be highly disappointed in this front office if Brooks is still on the roster by tip-off next season. He’s on a movable contract, so move him. Goodbye Dillon. Hopefully, I’ll see you again, but in either Phoenix, Washington, Chicago, or Utah.