Dillon Brooks Feels Memphis Grizzlies Misused Him As A Three-And-D Player: “I Got Way More To My Game Than That”

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It was a dreadful postseason experience for Memphis Grizzlies swingman Dillon Brooks, who managed only 10.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game on 31.2% shooting from the field and 23.8% from the three-point line in six contests against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Brooks profiles himself as feisty defensive player who likes the challenge of guarding the top players in the NBA. However, he wasn’t doing himself any favors either by going after the likes of LeBron James and not backing it up with his level of play.

The Grizzlies needed him to step up and hit open shots from time to time, but it never happened. After his lackluster performance, Brooks now claimed that the Grizzlies limited him to a role of a three-and-D player when he could’ve been more involved in the offense.

Per Commercial Appeal:


“I don’t think I lost anything on the offensive end,” Brooks said. “I was just there to three-and-D, shoot and play defense. I got way more to my game than that.”

“I wish I could have gotten some play calls so I can find my rhythm and find some stuff like that,” Brooks explained, “but it wasn’t in the cards for our team.”


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