In return, Chicago will receive guard MarShon Brooks, guard Wayne Selden and two second-round picks, according to the report. 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 National Basketball Association career shooting of 39.1% FG.
The Grizzlies hope Holiday - averaging 11.6 points - provides a lift.
The Chicago Tribune reported in the wake of the deal that the Bulls still have small forward Jabari Parker and center Robin Lopez on the trade market. After Thursday's trade, Holiday, one of three Holiday brothers in the NBA (Jrue Holiday with the New Orleans Pelicans, Aaron Holiday with the Indiana Pacers) is now headed to the Memphis Grizzlies. This season, Brooks is averaging 6.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in limited playing time.
Brooks had a.487 true shooting percentage in the month of November, dragging down his overall efficiency to unacceptable levels for a score-first player.
REPORT: Grizzlies Acquire Justin Holiday from Bulls for MarShon Brooks, Selden, Two 2nd Rd Picks
Why are we making a bigger deal about that transaction?
Chicago reportedly doesn't plan to have Brooks report to the team, nor do they plan on waiving him immediately. Payne was acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017 in the deal that the Bulls sent Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to the Thunder. That means the Bulls will enter this summer's draft with at least two picks.
Those picks will be in the second round of the 2019 and 2020 NBA Draft. After missing much of that season due to a broken bone in his foot, Payne has never been able to make good on the promise he showed at Murray State.
Third woman enters Sabarimala temple in India's Kerala state
Hindu devotees clashed with police in various cities in Kerala, with the nationalist BJP party decrying the women's entry. A Kerala government-run hotel in Tamil Nadu was also attacked on Wednesday night by unidentified persons.