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Grizzlies, Dillon Brooks reportedly reach three-year, $35 million extension

NBA: JAN 04 Grizzlies at Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 04: Memphis Grizzlies Guard Dillon Brooks (24) looks on before a NBA game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Clippers on January 4, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Memphis had a good Wednesday. They appear to have turned Andre Iguodala into 23-year-old Justise Winslow and more, possibly including Danilo Gallinari as part of a three-team trade.

They also have locked up their starting two-guard Dillon Brooks for three-years at a very reasonable contract number, something first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Brooks made a leap this season and is averaging 16.1 points per game, shooting 39.9 percent from three. Memphis saw this potential. Remember last year a trade with the Suns fell apart because of a misunderstanding about which Brooks (Dillon or MarShon) was included in the deal, and the Grizzlies would not give up Dillon. His season was cut short by a ruptured ligament in his big toe, but he bounced back this season. He’s become an emotional lynchpin of the team.

This is a good move for Brooks, too. He was going to head into free agency in a year not a lot of teams had cap space, this secures him life-changing money and keeps him on a young team on the rise.

The Grizzlies had a very good Wednesday.