Dylan Brooks, a Memphis nuisance

Brooks isn’t helping the team at all. 

The Memphis Grizzlies lost 113-128 in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Cleveland Rockets Mortgage Fieldhouse on the 3rd (Korean time).

Memphis, which was the second game of the back-to-back schedule, was dragged around giving the opponent the initiative throughout the game, but was unable to reduce the score and eventually knelt down. There was also the effect of the Twin Towers Jaren Jackson Jr. and Steven Adams both missing, but the most regrettable thing was the eccentricity of Dylan Brooks, who cut off the flow.

On this day, Brooks played only 22 minutes and recorded only 9 points and 2 rebounds. The lack of productivity on the offensive court was also a big negative for the team, but above all, his unnecessary behavior ruined the team atmosphere. 

In the middle of the third quarter, Brooks, who fell after being blocked by Evan Mobley, uselessly raised his left arm and hit Donovan Mitchell in the vital. Outraged by this, Mitchell threw a ball at Brooks, resulting in a physical fight, which resulted in Brooks being ejected along with Mitchell.

Even before Brooks left the court, Memphis was pressing hard on Cleveland, reducing the lead that had been widened to double digits in the first half to two points at one point. However, as Brooks’ motion was declared flagrant foul 2 at the end of the reading, the flow went back to Cleveland, and Memphis was unable to bring the atmosphere back and suffered defeat. 

Brooks, who joined through a same-day trade after being nominated by Houston with the 45th overall pick in the second round of the 2017 rookie draft, is a wing resource that Memphis has been developing for a long time. 

Basically, it is a resource with excellent defensive power enough to be able to defend the opponent’s ace, and last season, he only played 32 games due to injury, but he seemed to be slowly opening his eyes in attack as he recorded the highest average score since his debut with an average of 18.4 points.  메이저사이트

However, Brooks’ offense has not been very satisfactory this season. His shooting accuracy is disastrous. Recording an average of 15.3 points, his field goal success rate and 3-point shot success rate are only 39.5% and 31.3%, respectively. 

Of the 87 players who have averaged more than 12.0 field goal attempts per game this season, only Tim Hardaway Jr. has a lower field goal success rate than Brooks. The 3-point shooting success rate is also 79th out of 84 players who are throwing an average of 5.0 or more 3-pointers per game this season. 

No matter how excellent the performance in the defensive situation is, if Brooks, who has a lot of greed for offense, does not improve his low efficiency like now, he will eventually remain a half-player. It is also the reason why Brooks’ future is not as bright as his contract expires at the end of this season. 

Memphis, which is on the brink of a losing streak again due to the loss that day, has lost its pace so much that it has recorded 1 win and 7 losses in the last 8 games. Although it is holding the 2nd place in the Western Conference, it is in a situation where it has been up to 4 games in an instant with Denver, who was fighting for the lead. Memphis, which needs a definite atmosphere reversal, challenges Toronto on the 7th to reverse the atmosphere.

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