Dillon Brooks to miss start of NBA season with broken left hand

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Former Oregon Ducks guard Dillon Brooks, now in his fifth season with the Memphis Grizzlies, will miss the start of the NBA season while he fully recovers from a broken left hand.

The Grizzlies intend to reevaluate the dynamic scorer in two-to-three weeks while he gets additional treatment, stemming from an imaging done as part of the team’s return to play protocol.

With the Grizzlies set to begin their season on October 20, it looks like Brooks will at least miss the first week of the season – and possibly more.

Brooks said at the team’s media day on September 27 that he broke his hand during an offseason practice reaching for a loose ball.

The former Oregon star is Memphis’ longest-tenured player and, amazingly, their fourth-oldest player despite being just 25 years old. He averaged 17.2 points per game last year in 67 games, establishing himself as an above-average scorer off the wing.

Brooks spent three years in Eugene with the Ducks. He averaged 16.1 points and shot 40.1% from three during the 2016-2017 season, leading to Houston making him the 45th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft and promptly sending him to Memphis.

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