After scoring 70 points over three games in his 10-day contract, guard MarShon Brooks has agreed to a two-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Brooks will sign for the remainder of the season, including a fully guaranteed salary for 2018-19, league sources said. Multiple playoff-contending teams inquired about Brooks over the past day because of the end of his first 10-day contract on Thursday, sources said, but he and the Grizzlies finalized a deal Thursday night. Memphis had part of its midlevel exception remaining to use toward signing Brooks.
Brooks is averaging 23.3 points and 3.7 assists in 25.2 minutes per game in three games for the Grizzlies.
Brooks, 29, has made his return to the NBA after spending the past four seasons starring in the Chinese Basketball Association and in Europe. The 2011 first-round draft pick signed in the Euroleague in 2014 and then played for Jiangsu in China from 2015-18 – revitalizing his professional career and preparation to become an improved player in the NBA.
Brooks was highly touted after a standout collegiate career at Providence and went No. 25 overall to the Nets in 2011 as part of a draft-night trade.
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