Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks Signs Three-Year Extension

11:28pm: The extension is official, the Grizzlies announced on Twitter.

10:51pm: The Grizzlies have reached a three-year, $35MM extension agreement with Dillon Brooks, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brooks had been on track to reach restricted free agency this summer.

Brooks’ new deal is fully guaranteed without any options, and will be worth $11.4MM in the first year, $12.2MM in the second and $11.4MM in the third, according to Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian (Twitter links).

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The 24-year-old swingman has been an important part of Memphis’ resurgence and the team’s surprising run at a playoff spot. He’s posting career highs across the board in his third NBA season, averaging 16.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He has reclaimed his place in the starting lineup after being limited to 18 games in an injury-plagued 2018/19.

Brooks has also emerged as a vocal leader on the team. He called out Andre Iguodala earlier this week for electing to sit out rather than play for Memphis and said he couldn’t wait to face him on the court once he was traded.

After years of salary-cap issues, the rebuilt Grizzlies now have plenty of room going forward, so Brooks’ salary won’t be an issue. His extension is the first of what should be several long-term deals that Memphis will hand out to its young talent.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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18 thoughts on “Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks Signs Three-Year Extension

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    At least it makes more sense than giving Iggy $47M for this year plus the next two seasons, although the last one is a team option which Miami will almost certainly opt out of. But it’s still highly unlikely he will live up to expectations with the Heat.

    • mcdusty49

      He only would’ve lived up to expectations if he was traded to the Rockets

      • El Don

        I mean Iggy wouldn’t live up to 47/3 even at his peak, much less now, where he will need a few months to get in game shape…

    • specialfriedrice

      Please re read some of your own posts relating to Iggy if he was going to Houston….a Houston fan mocking other teams ‘bad contracts’…right…nothing hypocritical there…

  2. Bc1219

    Brooks playin pretty well in Memphis. He was gray in college he had lottery potential but ended up goin in the second round for whatever reason

    • He went second round purely for his age.

      He entered as a junior, but had the same stats his junior year as his sophmore year. Anyways he won Pac 12 player of the year and played in the Final Four. Great college career.

          • turner9

            Speaking as a Canadian, it prob has alot to do with it.

            Canadians are always overlooked and under hyped

            Except Wiggins

              • turner9

                Well good for you for seeing the world in a different way,

                But way back to the 80s and 90s when Canadian kids wouldn’t even get scouted in basketball football and baseball it’s been an issue

                Is it getting better? Yes.

                Are we still overlooked? Yes.

                The fact that US fans know hes Canadian should be an alarm bell

                Where you’re born has nothing to do with Talent level

  3. This move is so UNDERRATED.

    Brooks has been balling out, if he continues to develop his skills and mesh with the young talent on the team – the contract will be very team friendly.

    They’ll need to lock up Jackson JR. and obviously extend Ja Morant when it comes time too. If they keep their young talent, they’ll be a good team. Ala Nuggets.

  4. the dude

    I can’t articulate how awesome it is Brooks got his extension after Iggy, after the trade, after the trash talk, and got a year more on top of it. Sweet sweet sweet.

  5. Underrated player Ma’u my cause of injuries but he’s finally showing his talent (16/3.5/2) and has signed what will be a team friendly deal in a year or so time

  6. Skip, Tampa

    Was a great deal for the Grizzlies. How many players out there can you get for $12M a year scoring 16pts on +40% 3’s. Answer is none.
    Scored huge on Iggy trade, a 1st, Winslow and more to come. Awesome for a player that hasn’t played all year.
    Kudos to Grizzlies FO.

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