Dillon Brooks has received a lot of criticism for his terrible speech and struggles on the field. He went after LeBron James, calling him “the old man,” and the Lakers responded by eliminating Brooks and the Memphis Grizzlies in six games.

Brooks made no apologies for his actions and showed no signs of remorse after the series. He had his media availability several times over after games in the first round of the Western Conference series.

Brooks is set to become a free agent this summer and the Grizzlies are said to have no interest in re-signing the chatty forward. NBA insider Sun Charania reports that Memphis will not bring Brooks back under “any circumstances.”

Social media responded and went after the easy target for Brooks. Many claimed that he might find a new home in the Chinese Basketball Association. Some memes said that he will shoot a three-pointer for the Shanghai Sharks next season.

Reports earlier this year said Brooks could find a home on a mid-level deal with a young side in need of a veteran presence. A team like the Houston Rockets is extremely flexible to make this work. However, Brooks’ reputation may make teams wary of bringing him on.

Brooks may now be classified as a locker room cancer and a disruption to team chemistry. The Grizzlies didn’t do him any favors by announcing he wouldn’t be back long before free agency began.

I honestly don’t know who Dillon Brooks is after next. He brings nothing to your team but bad shooting, solid defense and Shawn Michaels WrestleMania outfits

How did Brooks play in the playoffs?

The Oregon product struggled mightily in the playoffs. He didn’t shoot well and couldn’t find offensive flow.

Brooks averaged 10.5 points per game. He added just 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Playing 27.8 minutes per game, he had plenty of chances to make an impact.

His best performance was in Game 1 when he scored 15 points on 38.5% shooting. It was the only time he shot better than 37% in the series.

Brooks is a career shooting 41.6%, making 34.2% from 3-point range. The forward has averaged 14.5 ppg in his NBA career.

Brooks is known for his defensive abilities. Its size gives it the versatility of guarding multiple locations. He averaged 0.9 steals per game for his career.

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Edited by Josef Schiefelbein


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