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Previous Team: Phoenix Suns, Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)
New Team: TBD
We don't yet know what team Aaron Brooks will play for next season, but if he ends up re-signing with the Phoenix Suns I'll eat my shirt.
Brooks originally joined the Suns following a trade that sent Goran Dragic and a first-round pick to the Houston Rockets.
Before last season, Brooks signed a contract during the NBA lockout to play overseas with the Guangdong Southern Tigers team in China. Guangdong made the finals, but lost to the Beijing Ducks, led by former Sun Stephon Marbury.
Although other players who chose to play overseas during the lockout-shortened year, like J.R. Smith and Wilson Chandler, opted to return to the NBA mid-season, Brooks did not make a return to the Suns.
The Suns had a logjam at point guard with Steve Nash, Sebastian Telfair and Ronnie Price, and decided to stick with those three instead of complicating matters with a Brooks return.
The Suns still held the rights to Brooks this summer, and he was set to be a restricted free agent.
However, Phoenix signed Dragic to a four-year, $34 million deal and withdrew their qualifying offer to Brooks, making him an unrestricted free agent, free to sign anywhere he pleases.
Suns' management messed up badly in the deal that brought Brooks to Phoenix, but they were able to bandage some of those wounds by locking up Dragic and, seemingly, parting ways with Brooks.