Peter Edmiston of The Athletic:
I asked Dillon Brooks what would characterize a distraction for his team:
"I feel like a distraction would be a cancer in the locker room. In the past two years, we've had those. The Iguodala stuff, we knew from the jump he didn't want to be with this team."
— Peter Edmiston (@peteredmiston) February 4, 2020
Brooks didn’t specify anyone, but a few things that happened in Memphis the previous two seasons:
- Marc Gasol feuded with coach David Fizdale.
- Omri Casspi and Garrett Temple reportedly fought in the locker room.
- Chandler Parsons got on his own agenda.
Maybe Brooks was referring to all of those. Or none of those.