NBA Trade Rumors: 4 Wings Grizzlies could target to replace Dillon Brooks

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NBA Trade Rumors: In an attempt to replace Dillon Brooks, there are a few 3-and-D wings the Memphis Grizzlies could choose to pursue. 

Losing in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs couldn’t be how the Memphis Grizzlies envisioned their season ending. Heading into the offseason, there are many questions that the Grizzlies will have to answer. The biggest of such revolves around finding a replacement for Dillon Brooks.

Before the offseason is even officially here, the Grizzlies have jumped ahead of the narrative and have made it known that Brooks won’t be back with the team. He’s an unrestricted free agent and the Grizzlies won’t make an effort to re-sign him (subscription required).

For as much of a headache that Brooks was for the Grizzlies, they must now figure out how to effectively replace him. With some time to plan, we explore four 3-and-D wings that the Grizzlies can target to help replace Brooks.

Jae Crowder

After sitting out much of the season until he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks at the NBA Trade deadline, it was an odd year for Jae Crowder. Even when he did get to the Bucks, he didn’t play much of a role for the team. In total, Crowder logged 40 playoff minutes. He also didn’t play in Games 4 or 5. Once the Bucks’ season was over, Crowder made it known that he didn’t exactly know his role with the Bucks. Uh, yea. You think?

Heading into the offseason, Crowder is a player that perhaps the Grizzlies could look to target. He’s a veteran presence that could still theoretically play a role for a playoff team. And he comes with significantly less baggage than Dillon Brooks.