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After spending a year overseas, Aaron Brooks is joining in on this summer's free agent frenzy. He's gone overlooked in many media outlets but stands to improve any given offense.
Phoenix made a qualifying offer for the fifth-year pro, but returning to the Suns doesn't seem to make much sense here. Brooks received minimal playing time in his 25-game stint in the desert, and Phoenix's newly-stocked backcourt will eat away at potential minutes.
The Rockets are reportedly interested in landing Brooks as well, and should Houston lose out on the Jeremy Lin sweepstakes, this is an excellent fit. While there might be a bit of an overlap between Brooks and shooting guard Kevin Martin, the Rockets are an upstart team who are seeking out an offensive tempo.
Brooks isn't much of a facilitator, and as mentioned previously, whoever eventually mans the one in H-Town will be called upon for more shots.
There have been mumblings over Brooks joining the Trail Blazers. Brooks would provide an instant punch to Portland's offense and could split time with Damian Lillard at the one.
Could the Mavs snatch Brooks and fill their open one spot? Dallas has a lot of holes to fill, but with Dirk Nowitzki in place, Brooks would have at least one go-to guy. He'd also be able to create more of his own offense.
Best Fits Among Noted Suitors:
1. Houston Rockets
2. Dallas Mavericks
3. Portland Trail Blazers
4. Phoenix Suns