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NBA Draft 2017: Rockets trade Dillon Brooks to Grizzlies

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The Rockets drafted Brooks with the 45th pick, but will move him to Memphis.

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After being a popular prospective draft choice for many Rockets fans, Dillon Brooks became a Rocket... only to be traded immediately to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brooks was a three-point threat for Final Four-bound Oregon last season and was a key contributor to one of the most successful Oregon cores. Brooks would have been a very good fit for the Rockets’ three-point first offense, but the Rockets felt that trading him might have more value than keeping him on the roster.

I’m a little bummed about the fact that Brooks was available for both of the picks, Houston selects him, yet he won’t be a Rocket. Hopefully Daryl Morey won’t regret trading him inside the division and he doesn’t turn himself into one of those divisional Rocket killers.

The Rockets will receive a future second-round pick from Memphis.