The Cleveland Cavaliers need to stay the heck away from Dillon Brooks.
Dillon Brooks has made a name for himself during the 2023 NBA Playoffs. Once seen as a key piece for the Memphis Grizzlies rotation heading into 2021, Brooks has fallen so far down in the last few months that the Grizzlies essentially packed him in with his stuff and shipped the man out of town alongside whatever was in his locker.
The Grizzlies are no longer interested in Brooks in any way shape or form. Why should they be? He single-handily brought LeBron James back from the brink of mediocrity and choked in their playoff series against the Lakers. The same Lakers who had to win the play-in tournament just to get into the playoffs.
Brooks’ antics are an issue in their own right but his downright poor play during the season, and the subsequent playoffs, has all but sealed his fate as a bench player in the NBA. Yet, for some reason, “experts” are saying the Cleveland Cavaliers are the team most likely to sign him. And to that, I say, “hell no.”
Dillon Brooks provides nothing to the Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers need at least two shooting guards/small forwards who can hit threes and a backup big man who can spell Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen. That’s it, that’s all they need. Brooks can’t do any of that, so why would the Cavs need or want him?
Brooks is a lifetime 34% three-point shooter. Over the last two seasons, he’s shot 30.9% and 32.6% respectively. He’s also fallen to a sub-40% scorer overall. He shot just 23.8% against the Lakers in the 2023 NBA Playoffs.
Yet, there is someone who is actively being paid to say that Brooks could help the Cavs? While it may be the odds makers saying it, they’re saying it because the Cavs look at him and think, “he can help us”.
And none of this even factors in that Donovan Mitchell and Brooks had an altercation at the end of this past season, making it unlikely that Mitchell would want to further deal with Brooks’ antics even more.
Brooks can’t help the Cavs. He’s a locker room killer, don’t bring him in.