March 24, 2020, 4:19 pmJustise WinslowSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Teammate Dillon Brooks hinted that before the season was abruptly suspended, Justise Winslow (back) was going to enter the Grizzlies starting lineup.
Winslow was gearing up to make his Grizzlies debut right as the season hit a pause. There was speculation as to what his role and minutes would look like when he did return to the court, so this is an interesting note from the team's starting shooting guard. With more time to get his conditioning back up to par, Winslow could potentially be looking at a full workload as the team's starting small forward when/if the season resumes.
Source: The Athletic
March 11, 2020, 8:11 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks (groin soreness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Blazers.
Brooks is a top-175 player on the season but is outside the top-325 over the past month. Brooks is averaging 15.3 points with 2.0 threes on .349 shooting over the past month. He can be streamed for points if you don't care about field goal percentage, but it's tough to hold him even in 14-team leagues recently. De'Anthony Melton would be the big winner if Brooks sits out. Josh Jackson and Tyus Jones would likely absorb the rest of Brooks' minutes if he sits out.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 12:15 amDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks had 21 points (7-of-16 FG, 4-of-7 3PT) in 33 minutes of play on Tuesday vs. the Magic, adding an assist and a steal.
Brooks has really fallen off since providing top-100 value earlier in the season, in part because he offers nothing besides points, a couple of rebounds and some 3-pointers on a nightly basis. Don't be tempted by his 20-point efforts as they frequently tend to disguise his empty stat lines.
February 29, 2020, 10:52 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks shot 9-of-24 from the floor on Saturday, scoring 24 points with five rebounds and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.
Brooks had scored single digits in three straight games, but has scored 22, 32 and 24 points since then. Brooks has been outside the top-250 over the past month but is just outside the top-150 on the season. He could be on a hot streak so consider him an add if you need points and threes.
February 28, 2020, 11:45 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks dropped 32 points, a block and three 3-pointers on the Kings before fouling out in Friday's 101-104 loss.
It's a tough loss to a beatable opponent, and the Grizzlies are starting to fall back towards the pack in the playoff race. Brooks is a gunner, pure and simple, and he has been awful over the last month thanks to a .327 mark from the field, but on the full year he's right on the edge of the top-150. Consider him worth an add if you need points and threes. This could be the start of another hot streak.
February 9, 2020, 9:15 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant carried the Grizzlies to a 106-99 victory over the Wizards on Sunday, posting his first career triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.
This is likely to be the first of many triple-doubles coming Ja Morant's way over the course of his NBA career. Morant had a solid night of shooting as well with 9-of-17 FG and 7-of-9 FT, and a few more lines like this will make all of his early-season shooting woes ancient history. He made up for Dillon Brooks' ongoing slump, which featured nine points (4-of-17 FG), zero 3-pointers and three turnovers today. Stay patient with Brooks, these ugly performances come with the territory. He remains a worthwhile late-round performer.
February 6, 2020, 1:20 amDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks just got paid thanks to a three-year, $35 million extension with the Grizzlies.
Brooks' payday is well-deserved thanks to his massive improvement on both ends of the floor this season. He's been a solid core piece for the Grizzlies and it looks like they will keep that way. His three years are fully guaranteed with no options.
Source: Chris Herrington on Twitter
January 31, 2020, 11:38 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks finally cooled off in Friday's loss to the Pelicans, going 3-of-14 from the field to finish with 10 points but was able to chip-in elsewhere with three rebounds, one triple, two assists, one steal and two blocks.
Brooks has been having the best season of his young career in 2019-20 and this stinker is nothing more than a speedbump. He's established a reliable floor and should bounce back sooner than later.
January 29, 2020, 10:31 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks scored 27 points while shooting 9-of-17 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line in a 127-106 victory over the Knicks on Wednesday.
Brooks added two rebounds with zero assists and no defensive stats. He doesn't offer much in the peripherals, but he's a top-60 player the past month, averaging 20.8 points with 3.2 threes on 46 percent shooting. He's been a late-round standard-league player all season and is trending up at the same time the Grizzlies have been getting hot.
January 28, 2020, 11:56 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas posted a big double-double on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with 23 points (11-of-19 shooting), 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.
Valanciunas has crept into the top-40 for the past month but he still has spots where he can easily improve. He's seen a dip in free throw percentage recently that should get corrected. He was only outscored by one Grizzly, Dillon Brooks, who had 24 points, one rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one triple in 33 minutes in this game.
January 26, 2020, 9:18 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks did it all for the Grizzlies in a 114-109 win on Sunday, chipping in across the board with 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, four assists, two 3s, three steals and two blocks in a team-high 36 minutes.
Wow. Brooks has truly come into his own this season and has emerged as a burgeoning two-way player. The 3-and-D wingman is just inside the top-120 value range in 9-cat, earning him end-of-bench status in standard leagues.
January 24, 2020, 10:11 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks was solid for the Grizzlies on Friday, producing 27 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field and 9-of-9 shooting from the line, adding three rebounds, four 3s, one assist and one steal.
Brooks has been one of the more pleasant surprises coming out of Memphis this season. He's emerged as a well-rounded two-way player, who has been a top-65 play over the last couple of weeks. There's no reason to expect him to dip too low from this range outside of the occasional regression-game.
January 20, 2020, 9:21 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks had the hot hand on Monday, leading the Grizzlies in scoring with a season-high 31 points (second time) on 12-of-25 shooting, including three treys, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 35 minutes.
Brooks is on a heater once again as this is his third straight game where he's scored 24 points or more and has only failed to score in double figures once out of his last 10 games. Brooks' outlook ROS is looking good, with his role secure and him taking a significant leap forward.
January 17, 2020, 10:42 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks continued his nice scoring run in Friday's win, tallying 26 points and four 3-pointers while going 9-of-17 from the field.
Brooks did basically nothing else in the box score but there's low-end pickup appeal in all formats while he's running this hot. In his last seven, he's scored 22, 19, 28, 22, seven, 24 and now 26 points. Let the good times roll.
January 15, 2020, 12:08 amDe'Anthony MeltonPG, Memphis Grizzlies
De'Anthony Melton was given 26 minutes on Tuesday and he turned in a solid performance, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with six rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer as the Grizzlies beat the Rockets.
Jae Crowder (right hip soreness) missing this game allowed for a few extra Melton minutes, and he performed well. It's not quite the breakout game that has many drooling in anticipation. He's a player to own, but Melton has a lot of other young competition capping his production this season. Dillon Brooks, for example, may not be losing his role anytime soon with performances like he had tonight: 24 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and six big 3-pointers.