The Memphis Grizzlies are rewarding Dillon Brooks for his breakout season.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Grizzlies have agreed to a three-year, $35 million extension with the Mississauga native.
This season is the final year on Brooks' existing contract.
Memphis has agreed to a three-year, $35M extension with Dillon Brooks, league sources tell ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Brooks is averaging 16.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game this season, all of which are career-highs. He's shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 39.9 percent from 3-point range, the latter of which is a career-high.
Brooks has scored 20 or more points in 18 games this season. Memphis is 17-1 in those games, their lone loss coming against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Brooks has been with the Grizzlies since 2017-18, when they selected him with the No. 45 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He had a strong rookie season, starting in 74 of the 82 games he appeared in, but injuries limited him to only 18 games last season.
"I got to watch the game when I was hurt last season," Brooks told our Carlan Gay in November. "I got to really watch the game. I feel like my first two years were two total different years - where I got to play a lot and then my second year I didn't get to play a lot.
"When I got injured, I got a chance to watch players play - how things go, how to carry yourself in the NBA. I transitioned that into the summer by working on my game, getting ready because of all the moves that we made.
"All the expectations for me - trying to get back to the way I was playing my first year."
At 26-25, the Grizzlies currently have the eighth-best record in the Western Conference.
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