Dillon Brooks' career in Memphis is over.
The Grizzlies reportedly informed Brooks the franchise has no plans on re-signing him when he enters free agency this July, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Brooks is the longest-tenured player on the Grizzlies roster, spending his first six seasons in Memphis. A coup as a second-round pick in 2017, Brooks emerged as a quality three-and-D player on the perimeter and sometimes an irritant for opposing stars.
One problem: He irritant antics have increasingly backfired.
Charania reported the situation reached a breaking point in the Grizzlies' first-round series against the Los Angeles Lakers, which saw Brooks try and fail to get under the skin of LeBron James. Instead, it was Brooks blaming the media for painting him as a "villain" while James later mocked him on social media after the Lakers' six-game victory.
Brooks' actions not only cost him a place in Memphis' rotation but also likely tens of millions of dollars. He will enter the free-agent market after NBA front offices saw him bark a big game while providing a toothless bite when it mattered. It's almost certain offers to Brooks will pale in comparison to what the Grizzlies reportedly put on the table in contract extension talks earlier this season.
As it stands, Brooks would probably benefit from taking a one-year contract for the mid-level or taxpayer mid-level, keeping his head down and allowing his play to do the talking.
Here's a look at a few potential options on the open market.
The Unlikely (But Good) Fit: Golden State Warriors
The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement will greatly inhibit the Warriors' ability to improve their roster, but if Brooks is willing to take a deal on the veteran's minimum, he could become head coach Steve Kerr's latest reclamation project.