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.
January 10, 2020, 10:43 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks only went 8-for-20 from the field on Friday, but made it count with 22 points, six assists, five triples, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 31 minutes.
Friday night's line represents a more well-rounded stat profile than what we're used to from Brooks. The six assists and two blocks were especially welcome surprises. Brooks is worth rostering but becomes a quick drop candidate with an extended cold streak.
January 7, 2020, 10:35 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Wolves, adding a steal and two 3-pointers.
The scoring and efficiency are great, obviously, but the lack of production elsewhere underscores how flimsy the fantasy value is here. Brooks is locked in as a starter and is on a nice run here, but the upside is fairly low. Don't be afraid to set him loose in 12-team leagues when this hot streak ends.
January 5, 2020, 10:32 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks chipped in 19 points (five 3-pointers) on Sunday against the Suns, but little else over his 30 minutes.
This is the dilemma with Brooks. He is good for 3-pointers and when he shoots well the points figure is useful. Beyond that, he brings little else to the table, and he is still shooting under .410 percent for the season. He is more a 14-team candidate at this point, but try to ride the wave when you can.
January 4, 2020, 7:13 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks put up 22 points and six 3-pointers in Saturday's blowout win over the Clippers.
Brooks went 6-of-9 from behind the arc but just 2-of-10 from 2-point range, but fantasy GMs won't complain too much. The third-year guard is just inside the top-150 on the year but isn't someone that needs to be on rosters in 12-team leagues because his stat set doesn't offer much upside.
December 23, 2019, 11:07 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on Monday.
Brooks has a long leash and should continue to see the bulk of minutes at shooting guard. As long as he's in this role he'll be a borderline standard league guy.