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Grizzlies acquire Josh Christopher from Rockets in five-team trade

The Memphis Grizzlies today announced the team acquired guard Josh Christopher from the Houston Rockets for wing Dillon Brooks (via sign-and-trade) in a five-team deal also involving the Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers.

Christopher (6-5, 215) has appeared in 138 regular season games (four starts) and has averaged 6.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 15.4 minutes in two seasons with Houston. The 21-year-old California native was selected by the Rockets with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft following his freshman year at Arizona State.

Brooks (6-6 ½, 220) played 345 regular season games (318 starts) and averaged 14.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.7 minutes over six seasons with Memphis. A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, the 27-year-old was acquired by the Grizzlies (from the Rockets) with the 45th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft following his junior year at Oregon.