Dillon Brooks gets honest on ugly Grizzlies season after dominant World Cup performance
Dillon Brooks leads Canada to victory over Spain in elimination game.
Brooks bounced back after a bad game and performed well on Sunday. Canada swingman has best career performance, scoring 22 points, grabbing 5 boards, and playing strong defense.
Brooks praised the national team for rejuvenating him after a tough season with the Grizzlies.
Brooks enjoyed a fresh start with Canadian teammates after a challenging year with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Brooks moved from Memphis to Houston in a sign-and-trade deal. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the organization reached its breaking point with their longest-tenured player during their playoff loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Brooks criticized LeBron James as "old" and claimed he had declined as a player. He made viral comments and got ejected in Game 3 for hitting James in the groin.
The scoring average dropped by 4.1 ppg last season, shooting a career-worst 39.6% from the field.
Brooks had a poor shooting performance in the postseason, making only 23.8% of his three-point attempts, which was the third-worst among players who played at least 27.0 minutes per game.
Brooks, now in Houston with a $86 million contract, aims to change the negative narrative from his time in Memphis.