Brooks collected 19 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes during Monday's game against the Bucks.
Andrew Harrison was a DNP-CD during Monday's game, and Brooks was given an unexpected workload. Brooks may shift back down on the depth chart at some point, however he seems to be developing well through 13 games this season, averaging 9.3 points and 4.4 rebounds.
Brooks supplied 19 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 110-103 loss to the Bucks.
Brooks keeps exceeding expectations, and he matched his career highs in scoring, threes, and made free throws. Meanwhile, the newly healthy Ben McLemore (foot) struggled, committing three turnovers and three fouls in 12 minutes. For as long as McLemore and Wayne Selden (quad) remain limited or sidelined, Brooks figures to continue benefitting. Nevertheless, he seems to have made enough of an impact to stick in the rotation in a meaningful way even once the wing rotation returns to full strength.
Brooks will move into the starting five Saturday against the Clippers.
The rookie second-rounder has been a pleasant surprise for Memphis after a stellar college career at Oregon. The 21-year-old played a season-high 38 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Orlando, finishing with 12 points and four rebounds while hitting a pair of threes. For the season, Brooks is averaging 8.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
Brooks supplied 12 points (5-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt) and four rebounds in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 101-99 loss to the Magic.
Brooks finished with career highs in made threes and minutes while delivering his best scoring performance since the opener. The rookie has been a pleasant surprise thus far, but the already deep wing rotation will soon welcome back Wayne Selden (quad) and Ben McLemore (foot). As a result, Brooks is unlikely to keep averaging the 30 minutes per night he has seen through eight tilts.
Brooks contributed 19 points (7-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-7 FT), five rebounds, four steals, two assists, and two blocks in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 103-91 win over the Pelicans.
Brooks ended up matching Marc Gasol for second on the team in minutes, trailing only Mike Conley. There will be no shortage of competition for playing time along the wing, especially once Wayne Selden (quadriceps) and Ben McLemore (foot) are healthy. However, Brooks certainly made a strong first impression.
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