3 reasons why the Bucks should reignite their interest in Dillon Brooks

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2- His trash talking

Dillon Brooks is a classic case of hating to play against him, but you love him on your team.

That edge has been the reason why Brooks has stuck around the league for the past six seasons, but while I don’t mind the trash-talking, he should save it for on the court, not off.

People don’t have a problem with playing with an edge, but they do have a problem giving the other teams bulletin board material in the media than going out as a unit and laying an egg.

What compounded matters was in the series against the Lakers, in which Brooks called LeBron James old; you can’t choose to then not to talk to the media afterward. People didn’t have a problem with Dillon Brooks before the season, but they do now after the report that Memphis wouldn’t bring him back “under any circumstances.” (Via The Athletic’s Shams Charania) Now it’s open season on the criticism of Dillon Brooks.

Milwaukee has veteran leaders like Bobby Portis, Giannis, and Jrue Holiday to reign in to keep his trash talk on the court, not off, and let him know that talk is cheap. Let your play do the talking.

If Brooks can do that, he’d be vital to the Milwaukee Bucks.