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Grizzlies lock-up Canadian Dillon Brooks 3-year, $35M deal

grizzlies lock up canadian dillon brooks 3 year 35m
grizzlies lock up canadian dillon brooks 3 year 35m

The only way the headline would sound any better would be if the city of “Vancouver” was inserted at the beginning of the title.

Already, making headlines for becoming the first Canadian born to play for Canada’s original second NBA franchise — the Memphis Grizzlies’ have locked-up Dillon Brooks’ to a 3-year, $35 million dollar deal that will see the 24-year Mississauga, Ontario native flowing alongside Ja Morant and the Mississippi River through the 2022-2023 season.

Not a bad payday for the third-year swingman who was drafted in 2017 with the 45th pick overall of the second-round by the Houston Rockets — and traded off the Memphis for nothing more than “cash considerations”.

Brooks’ signed a three-year, $3.8 million rookie deal on July 21, 2017, earning an average salary of $1.2 million. The new deal will see the Canadian increase is salary ten-fold, to an average of roughly $11.6 million per year.

Jamal Murray’s 5-year $170 million dollar deal tops not only all Canadian NBA players but all athletes representing the north. Brooks’ contract is currently the six (6th) largest by an active Canadian NBA player — trailing only Murray, Andrew Wiggins (5 yr(s) / $147.7M), Tristan Thompson (5 yr(s) / $82M), Kelly Olynyk (4 yr(s) / $50M), Cory Joseph (3 yr(s) / $37.2M) and slightly more than Dwight Powell (4 yr(s) / $33M), ) and Knicks’ rookie RJ Barrett (2yr(s)/ $16M) and Trey Lyles’ (2 yr(s) / $11M).

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Both Brooks’, Murray and Powell are represented by One Legacy Sports Management and Canadian agent Mike George.

Dillon Brooks’ contract extension is great news for Canadian basketball fans who were hoping to count on his new and improved game to help Canada qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.

With contract negotiations now out of the away and barring any injury Brooks’ should be a bonafied starter on the wing for the Canadian national team.

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