Grizzlies’ Dillon Brooks tweets out awkward message after trade confusion

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The Washington Wizards made a three-way deal in principal to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza on Friday night, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Memphis would not put Dillon Brooks in the trade, and in the end, the agreement was called off.

He's probably not the only one with plenty of emotions going on after such a wacky development, but he'll stay in Memphis for now while the Suns and Wizards try to figure out what they're going to do with Ariza.

Forward Dillon Brooks may or may not have been involved in Grizzlies trade talks over the past week. The Suns wanted Dillon Brooks as part of the return, while the Grizzlies had no interest in moving him. "We never discussed Dillon as part of this trade with Washington -- which was the only team we spoke with concerning this proposed deal".

MarShon Brooks is averaging 7.1 points per game this season and is a career 8.1 point-per-game scorer, but the 29-year-old had spent three seasons away from the National Basketball Association and was a late-season callup last year.

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In exchange for Ariza, Wojnarowski says the Wizards are dealing Kelly Oubre Jr. to the Grizzlies, while Austin Rivers and guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Seldon Jr. make their way to Phoenix.

Except, there appeared to be some confusion over which "Brooks" they were referring to. Memphis would have also shipped a 2020 second-round pick and a 2019 conditional second-round pick via the Celtics to Washington.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks took to Twitter on Friday night to offer a amusing response to the wild Trevor Ariza trade deal that fell through.

The Lakers and Rockets have been after Ariza, who signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Suns this offseason.

No trade can be completed officially until Saturday, when players who, like Ariza, were signed in summer free agency become eligible to be traded.

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