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MarShon Brooks not expected to report to team after trade

On Thursday evening, the Chicago Bulls traded their three-and-D wing Justin Holiday to the Memphis Grizzlies for two second-round picks and guards Wayne Selden and MarShon Brooks.

However, per The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the Bulls will be working on trading Brooks as soon as possible.

Justin Holiday has been in many trade rumors since the day the Bulls had fired former head coach Fred Hoiberg and was was one of the most coveted wing players on the market. He’s only making $4.5 million this season and barring an extension is a free agent this offseason. This season, he’s averaging 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 38.3 percent from the field and 35 percent from beyond the arc.

Selden is a third-year player who is averaging 14.2 minutes per game this year for the Grizzlies. The shooting guard is averaging 5.4 points per game and has shot 40.4 percent from the field.

Meanwhile, Brooks only played 13.3 minutes per game for the Grizzlies this season with averages of 6.6 points per game while shooting 45 percent from the field. Brooks has been in the league on and off since his rookie season in 2011-12. He’s played for the Brooklyn Nets, the Golden State Warriors, the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers and most recently the Grizzlies. He also played in the Italian league as well as the Chinese Basketball Association.

The Chicago Bulls are still sellers and are still looking to deal both Robin Lopez and Jabari Parker before the deadline. They are 10-28 on the season and sit 13th in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

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