Aaron Brooks Has Stepped Up This Season

Scotty KaneContributor IApril 16, 2009

There were high expectations for the Houston Rockets this season. They had Tracy McGrady, and we all know when healthy, he's a force to be reckoned with.

They had Yao Ming, who brings his A-game every single year. They had a new manβ€”Ron Artest. Artest can bring defense, physicality, and score when need be.

For many, those expectations dropped fast when McGrady got hurt, and was told he would be out for the rest of the season. That was a shame too, because the Rockets were playing great basketball.

Then during the trade deadline, they traded away Rafer Alston to the Magic. And it looked like that was the nail in the coffin for the Rockets to make a serious push to contend for the finals.

Then stepped in Aaron Brooks. A 6' 0" point guard out of Oregon, who was known for his great speed.Β 

People thought he would fair well at the point guard position, helping the Rockets make a playoff attempt. He helped the Rockets do a whole lot more with just trying to make the playoffs.

Brooks' play was exceptional. He made his entire team better. It helped that Ming and Artest were playing great too.

Brooks was doing it all, driving into the lane anytime he wanted to, shooting the three, playing good defense, and running his team.

Aaron has helped the Rockets win 50 plus games this year, and helping with gearing up for the NBA playoffs Saturday.

I must say, I look forward to seeing what this great young player can show us on the big stage.


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