3 reasons why the Rockets must pass on Dillon Brooks

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1. Brooks doesn't seem to understand his role

During Brooks' recent season-ending interview, he made a perplexing statement, to say the least. Well, you be the judge.

"I don't think I lost anything on the offensive end. I was just there to three-and-D, shoot and play defense. I got way more to my game than that."

Unfortunately it seems that Brooks doesn't understand his own archetype, which is not to be a focal point on offense. Granted, the self-confidence is a necessary ingredient, so we can't judge him for that. But the self-awareness is an even bigger ingredient, and Brooks was on a team with Desmond Bane and Ja Morant, so he should definitely know the pecking order offensively.

Too many times Brooks seemed out of place on offense, resorting to him chucking bad shots. In fact, the numbers don't lie.

From hunting shots to directly shooting his team out of games, it's not surprising that he posted a true shooting number of 49.4 percent last season. And if this wasn't bad enough, it dropped to 39.4 percent in the opening round of the postseason.


And this is for a player that will surely be seeking in the ballpark of $15-18 million annually. Needless to say, the Rockets don't need Brooks.