Chicago Bulls: 3 takeaways from the Justin Holiday trade

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The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls, the team announced late Thursday.

The two 2nd round picks can be huge since the 2019 draft is expected to have quite a bit of high potential raw talent in the 2nd round.

Brooks, who turns 30 on January 26, is averaging 6.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists through 29 games this season and is headed to his sixth franchise in five National Basketball Association seasons.

A starter for the Bulls, Justin Holiday heads to the Grizzlies with averages of 11.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. Now, the front office has traded away one of its few veteran voices in the locker room in Justin Holiday.

Holiday is on an expiring contract and could be moved again before the February 7 trade deadline as long as his contract is not aggregated with another player. This season, Brooks is averaging 6.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in limited playing time. Selden was a part of the regular rotation in Memphis for most of the season, but his workload had fallen off over the past month. "Hopefully Wayne can help us shore down that wing defender position as well".

Chicago waived Cameron Payne to clear a roster spot.

So guess what the response was to the report of the second and very real MarShon Brooks trade?

It's not a superstar return for the Bulls to be sure, but as long as Chicago plans on actually using those picks as something besides a foolhardy cash grab they'll help with the rebuild.

Grizzlies are known to make moves like this that barely if anything move the needle let alone serving as a long-term solution and we won't hear from them again sink or swim.

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