MarShon Brooks reacts to the Trevor Ariza trade fiasco
By now, you have probably heard about the botched trade between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Phoenix Suns, where the Grizzlies attempted to trade for forward Trevor Ariza but confusion arose over the inclusion of either MarShon Brooks or Dillon Brooks from Memphis’ side.
The Suns thought they were getting Dillon. The Grizzlies were offering MarShon. Once that all got sorted out, the deal died.
Imagine how awkward it is in Memphis’ locker room right now. How can Dillon and MarShon comfortably walk in there?
MarShon reacted to the fiasco, and while he said he wasn’t upset, he did take a little bit of a shot at NBA front offices as a collective, according to Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian:
“I’m not frustrated with the situation. It’s a business. I understand that. I will say this though: When guys like a Jimmy Butler or Kevin Durant go to different teams and want to play where they want to play, you see why. It’s a business, on both sides.”
While one can completely understand the feelings involved, MarShon using guys like Jimmy Butler and Kevin Durant as a comparison for his situation rings kind of hollow. Guys like MarShon get traded in this league all the time, so likening yourself to two All-Stars in that regard just doesn’t make much sense.
Of course, Ariza ended up getting traded to the Washington Wizards, and now the Grizzlies will have to keep searching for other upgrades.
MarShon has played in 28 games off Memphis’ bench this season, averaging 7.1 points over 14 minutes a night while shooting 44.9 percent from the floor, 28 percent from three-point range and 67.7 percent from the free-throw line.