Bulls Waive Cam Payne, Want To Find New Destination For MarShon Brooks

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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 Memphis Grizzlies have acquired wing Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls. Their backups at shooting guard and small forward, including Brooks and Selden, have struggled.

Justin is a decent three-point shooter with a career number at 35%. 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.

The Grizzlies hope Holiday - averaging 11.6 points - provides a lift.

When asked if he is going to be a more aggressive 3-point shooter with Holiday gone, Hutchison responded diplomatically, "I think that's gonna come naturally with being on the court more and being in more of a scoring role out there". According to the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls are still interested in trading Jabari Parker and Robin Lopez - this as the February 7 trade deadline approaches.

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Why are we making a bigger deal about that transaction?

The Grizzlies remain below the luxury tax with Holiday's acquisition and will inherit his early bird rights, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks. The Bulls will hold two second-round picks in 2020.

For now, though, the Grizzlies need help and they are focusing on what Holiday does well.

From the Bulls' standpoint, this deal was somewhat more straightforward. A first-round pick would've been more ideal. We lost several cheap assets and managed to get a lot older on an already well-seasoned Memphis roster. If something happens with Mike Conley or Marc Gasol, we've seen the Grizzlies slide in the standings before.

The Bulls also waived guard Cameron Payne, who was in his third season in Chicago.

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