The story of the renewal of Dillon Brooks with the Memphis Grizzlies is enriched with more background.
In recent days, it has emerged that the franchise would not plan to renew Brooks’ contract. The player, an unrestricted free agent, will most likely have to find a new arrangement. His agent has intervened in the diatribe, denying speculation of an end to negotiations and harshly attacking insider Shams Charania who had reported them.
In reality, however, there does indeed seem to be an objective impediment, namely a great distance between the economic demands of the athlete and the salary the Grizzlies would like to pay him. Dillon Brooks, in fact, would ask for a contract from 25 million dollars a year. True, the player had a very good season with an average of over 14 points, but he is at the end of a deal that guaranteed him to pocket 35 million over three years. The requested raise is too substantial: that is why the Grizzlies’ management has reportedly decided to break off negotiations.
We’ll see if Brooks and his entourage lower their demands and can again sit down at the table with the front office or if the player will change teams.