Bulls begin teardown by trading Justin Holiday to Memphis

Bulls begin teardown by trading Justin Holiday to Memphis

Bulls begin teardown by trading Justin Holiday to Memphis

The Bulls sent shooting guard Justin Holiday to the Grizzlies for shooting guards Wayne Selden and MarShon Brooks, as well as two second-round draft picks. In a related move, the Bulls also waived guard Cameron Payne.

Selden is averaging 5.4 points through 32 games. He is producing 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 38 games.

Holiday's contract is set to expire following this season, so the Bulls were hoping to find a new home for him within the next month, while getting something in return.

Brooks, meanwhile, is a 29-year-old veteran who has played the most games this season since his 2012-2013 campaign with the Brooklyn Nets.

More news: At least 15 killed as Bangladesh election turns violent

The Bulls signed Holiday as a free agent prior to the start of the 2017-18 season.

Payne came to Chicago via a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2016-17 season.

Due to the confusion of which Brooks would be in the deal - MarShon or Dillon - the Grizzlies were forced to back out of the trade, leaving them to look for another option to fill their need for a wing. He is averaging 5.7 points and 2.7 assists in 31 games (12 starts) this season after spending much of past year with Chicago's G League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls.

Related news