And in today’s episode of “As The Grizz Burn . . .”
It seems like the Grizzlies can’t catch a break. On Wednesday afternoon, after yet another unofficial leak earlier in the day, the Grizzlies confirmed that shooting guard Dillon Brooks will have surgery on his injured toe. He’s likely to miss the rest of the season.
This comes literally as Brooks was working his way back from an MCL sprain that kept him out for much of the first half of the season. Ouch.
— Dillon Brooks (@dillonbrooks24) January 9, 2019
And for those of you keeping score at home, this happens almost literally hours after the team parted ways with Chandler Parsons, who said he’s been ready to play since mid-December but couldn’t agree with the team on a comeback plan.
So that would be “double ouch.”
Once you finish shaking your head, shrugging your shoulders or whatever your usual “what next?!” reaction is, you want to know what it means for the team. Well, it means trial by fire for the recently acquired Justin Holiday.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) January 9, 2019
Holiday came to Memphis in a deal that sent Wayne Selden and Marshon Brooks to the Chicago Bulls. The journeyman forward is averaging just over 11 points and four boards per game, and is expected to improve the team’s perimeter shooting. He’s about to get a lot of minutes. Here’s hoping he makes the most of them.
Right before the Grizzlies tipped off against the San Antonio Spurs, I was among the media who talked with Head Coach JB Bickerstaff about Brooks and all of the turmoil the team has dealt in the past month:
I dig into all of it a little deeper in this week’s GritGrindGrizz column, even examining the unthinkable: Is it time to trade Mike Conley and/or Marc Gasol? Check it out, let me know what you think!