#2 Charlotte Hornets reach out to Dillon Brooks
Every NBA teams needs a player who brings grit to the rotation. Dillon Brooks might not be the most popular player in the NBA, but his methods are a necessary evil. For Charlotte, adding a wing who can provide an offensive punch, and help add a competitive edge to the rotation, makes total sense.
Brooks isn’t the most complete offensive player. Nor is Brooks an elite defender. Instead, he brings a league-average approach to his game, which he then amplifies with his fierce competitivness and desire to win. The Hornets are a young team. Brooks has developed on the Memphis Grizzlies – a young team who expidited their development through a consensus desire to improve and compete at the highest level.
After being informed that he won’t be returning to the Grizzlies next season, Charlotte could look to entice Brooks with the full Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception, and a promise of consistent playing time alongside LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller. If Brooks is looking to rebuild some value around the NBA, and build a reputation as a culture setter, there is no better place for him to do that than in Charlotte.