During this year's trade deadline, the Phoenix Suns traded away Goran Dragic and a first round draft pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Aaron Brooks.
Since Brooks will be a restricted free agent after this season, the Suns have a very important choice regarding Brooks.
Will the Suns resign Brooks to a contract that, probably, owner Robert Sarver will not like? Or should the Suns use Brooks as sign and trade bait? Read on to find out possible conclusions of Aaron Brook's future.
Brooks gives the Suns something they haven't had in quite a while, someone who can perform consistently off the bench and give Steve Nash a break. He also adds considerable speed to the Suns second unit and gives the bench another scorer who can get hot very quickly.
Brooks has played in 12 games with the Suns and is averaging 8.42 points, 3.75 assists, 1.17 rebounds, and .5 steals per game as a Sun.
They resign Brooks to a contract around four or five years and $25-30 million.
They resign Brooks to a contract similar to the above mentioned contract and execute a sign and trade with another team.
They let Brooks walk, for nothing in return.
Aaron Brooks, in my opinion, is most likely to resign with the Phoenix Suns this summer. The Suns want to keep him and it looks like Brooks wants to stay.
The one problem with this is that Suns owner Robert Sarver is very conservative in his spending and most likely, will not want to spend the kind of money it will take to resign Brooks.
There is no doubt Brooks is in for a big pay day and will get it this offseason. The only question is if it will be with the Suns or a different team.
Chance this option occurs: 85 percent
This option is probably the least likely of the three options but still could happen. There have been numerous sign and trades recently (Lebron, Amare, Chris Bosh) and it wouldn't surprise me to see more happen.
Hopefully the Suns are smart and don't do it but you never know, I mean they did let Amare walk.
Chances this option occurs: 10 percent
This is the worst option for the Suns and would ensure the team either drafts a point guard or signs a different point in the offseason.
The Suns gave up too much to just let Brooks walk and barring a dramatic front office collapse, they shouldn't let him leave for nothing.
Chances this option occurs: Five percent
Hopefully the Suns resign Brooks because he is the best thing we've ever had in terms of a replacement for Steve Nash. If Nash can help him be more of a playmaker, then Brooks could be down right scary for opposing teams.
Brooks is young, athletic, fast and has a good attitude. What's not to like?