Houston has reached agreement on a deal with Aaron Brooks, source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 5, 2013
He also included that:
Brooks' deal with Rockets includes a team option for next season, sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 5, 2013
Wojnarowski had reported at the end of last week that the guard had cleared waivers and become a free agent from the Kings.
After that was complete, it seemed that a move back to the Rockets was likely for Brooks, who had struggled since moving to the Kings.
Now it seems that Brooks is back in Houston—where he had great success—which will surely mean good things for both the Rockets and the guard himself.
Brooks was the NBA's Most Improved Player in the 2009-10 season at Houston, where he averaged a strong 19.8 points and 5.4 assists during the year.
However, the guard then moved to Phoenix—where he struggled—and sat out the entire 2011-12 season before moving to Sacramento. With the Kings, Brooks has averaged just eight points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, despite chalking up more than 20 minutes per game.
Brooks has played in 46 games this season for the Kings, but will now move back to Houston to join a team seriously in contention for the 2013 NBA playoffs.
Jeremy Lin and James Harden are the two standout starters in the backcourt for the Rockets this year, but Brooks has the potential to certainly chip in and be of assistance there. Lin, in particular, continues to have his minutes fluctuating from game to game, and Brooks could very well find himself providing some welcome relief for the Rockets during the back half of the season.
Aaron Brooks: "“I just think I can help out. That’s all I want to do. I’m comfortable to me."— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 5, 2013
Particularly if he can find some of his 2009-10 form again.
Is Aaron Brooks to the Houston Rockets a good deal?
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