The OKC Thunder 30 for 30 heads to the land of the Blues to check out wing Dillon Brooks.
As NBA teams increase their desire for wings, the OKC Thunder 30 for 30 join the party by examining Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks. The former PAC-12 player of the year surprisingly fell to 45th in the NBA draft and was subsequently traded to Memphis. After expressing his disdain with where he was selected, Rockets fans were equally frustrated as his skill set would’ve excelled in coach Mike D’Antoni’s 3-PT heavy system.
In his rookie season, Brooks became a regular in Grizzlies rotation thanks to a long list of injuries. He averaged 11 points, 3.1 rebounds,1.6 assists in 28.6 minutes per game while shooting 44 percent from the field, 35 percent from three and 75 percent from the line. The 22 year-old showed flashes of long range marksmanship, establishing himself as a legitimate scoring threat primarily from the perimeter. Of players who played at least 50 games for Memphis last year, Brooks was the teams third leading scorer.
Its difficult to know whether Brooks scoring prowess is a product of being a good offensive player or his stats fall in the “bad team, good stats” category. With Oklahoma City in desperate need of scoring off the bench, he could be a useful addition to the squad.
Lets take a deeper look at what he potentially brings to Oklahoma City.