Brooks took on his biggest role to date during the 2019-20 season, setting career highs nearly across the board with the Grizzlies. He appeared (and started) in all 73 games during the shortened campaign, averaging 16.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.9 minutes. The 24-year-old ranked second on the team in points (1,181), second in steals (63), second in made free-throws (164) and first in made threes (147). On Nov. 6, Brooks posted his first of four 30-point outings. That contest, a 16-point win over Minnesota, the third-year wing totaled 31 points (9-16 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 8-8 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes. Later, on Feb. 28, Brooks set a season high with 32 points (12-22 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT) against the Kings. The 6-foot-7 Oregon product set a season-high nine rebounds on two occasions -- the first being Nov. 4 against Houston and the second being Jan. 20 against New Orleans. The game against the Pelicans may have been his best overall performance of the campaign. In addition to his nine boards, Brooks contributed 31 points (12-25 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four assists and two steals with only one turnover in 35 minutes. During a 13-point win over the Spurs, Brooks set a season-high six assists. On defense, Brooks' season highs stood at three steals (twice) and two blocks (five times). Arguably his best overall performance of the campaign was Jan. 20 against the Pelicans. During the restart of the NBA season in the Orlando bubble, Brooks averaged 20.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists across eight seeding games. He finished the campaign with 16 straight double-digit scoring efforts.2018
Brooks appeared in 18 games for the Memphis Grizzlies during his sophomore campaign. He played a reserve role, averaging 18.3 minutes per game off the bench. Brooks contributed 7.5 points per contest, hitting over 40 percent of his shots from the field. He displayed his long-range skills by shooting 37.5 percent from three-point range. The small forward also hit over 73 percent of his shots from the foul line. Brooks scored in double figures on five occasions. He posted a season-high 19 points against Boston on Dec. 29. Brooks also chipped in 1.7 rebounds per game during his time on the floor. He grabbed a season-best six boards against Phoenix on Oct. 27. That may have been his best all-around game of the season, as Brooks also added two assists and two steals in a 117-96 win over the Phoenix Suns.2017
Following three seasons at Oregon, Brooks was selected with the 45th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He proceeded to play in all 82 games for the Grizzlies, including 74 starts. Across 28.7 minutes per game, he averaged 11.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He also shot 44.0 percent from the field, made 1.1 threes per game at 35.6 percent and made 1.5 free throws per game at 74.7 percent. Arguably, Brooks' best performance of the season occurred during a 137-123 loss to the Thunder. He started, played 33 minutes and posted a career-high 36 points, seven rebounds, two steals and an assist. His other career highs stood at eight rebounds, eight assists, five threes, four steals and two blocks. Brooks racked up seven performances with at least 20 points, 23 with at least five rebounds, two with at least five assists, five with at least three steals and 13 with at least one block. Brooks also made at least three three-pointers on 13 occasions.
June 22, 2017Drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 2nd round (45th pick) of the 2017 NBA Draft.
July 21, 2017Signed a rookie three-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies
February 5, 2020Signed a 3-year veteran extension with the Memphis Grizzlies