Bulls and Grizzlies complete trade moving Justin Holiday, MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr.
January 4, 2019
The Chicago Bulls late Thursday evening completed a trade with the Grizzlies, sending forward Justin Holiday to Memphis in return for guard MarShon Brooks and guard/forward Wayne Selden Jr. In the deal, the Bulls also receive the Grizzlies’ 2019 and 2020 second-round picks.
In a related move, the Bulls waived guard Cameron Payne.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls are still interested in trading Jabari Parker and Robin Lopez -- this as the February 7 trade deadline approaches.
The Tribune also points out that this trade could increase the role Chandler Hutchison plays on the team.
Holiday, listed at 6-foot-6, 185 pounds, is averaging 11.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 4.4 rebounds per game this season, though he's shooting just 38.3% FG, which isn't far off from his NBA career shooting of 39.1% FG. During his NBA career, which began in the 2012-13 season, he has played for the Sixers, Warriors, Hawks, Bulls, Knicks, then returned to the Bulls, and now he's with Memphis.
Holiday is the older brother of Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday and Pacers guard Aaron Holiday. He was a member of the 2015 Warriors NBA championship team.
Brooks, 6-foot-5, 200 pounds, was drafted 25th overall by the Celtics in 2011 and traded to the Nets in a draft-night deal, and made the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. During his NBA career, Brooks has also played for the Celtics, Warriors, Lakers and Grizzlies, averaging 8.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 17.3 minutes per game. This season, Brooks is averaging 6.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in limited playing time.
Selden Jr., 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, entered the 2016 NBA Draft but was not selected. He played a few games for the New Orleans Pelicans in 2016-17 on a 10-day contract, and was then signed by the Grizzlies for the remainder of 2016-17, lasting through this season. During his NBA career, Selden is averaging 7.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 17.1 minutes per game. This season, he’s averaging 5.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 14.2 minutes per game.