Houston has reached agreement on a deal with Aaron Brooks, source tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 5, 2013
His new deal will include a team option for next season, according to Adrian.
He was recently waived by the Sacramento Kings early last week. In 46 games, Aaron averaged 8.0 points, 2.3 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 20.8 minutes of action. He also shot 45.9% from the field and 37% from three-point range.
Brooks is no stranger to the Rockets, having played there for four seasons earlier in his career (2007/08 – 2010/11). He was selected 26th overall by Houston in the 2007 NBA Draft.
His best season came in 2009-10, winning the NBA Most Improved Player award after averaging 19.8 points and 5.8 assists on the year.
On February 21st 2011, Aaron was traded to the Phoenix Suns for Goran Dragic and a first round pick. Since then, Brooks has failed to average double-figures in scoring.
This is a wise decision from a basketball standpoint for Brooks. He experienced his greatest success in the NBA as a Rocket, so hopefully he can somehow return to form and be a solid contributor once again for the organization.
He will likely head the second-unit as the primary backup to Jeremy Lin, whose minutes fluctuate from time to time, leaving opportunities for Brooks to possibly get some significant PT right away.
The Rockets rank first in the league in points per game (107.0), so Aaron will certainly add to what’s already quite the potent offense. The team also ranks second in three-point attempts (28.7). Over his career, Brooks is averaging 4.1 attempts per game, so he should feel quite comfortable playing in an environment where his fellow teammates love to shoot and light it up from behind the arc.
Houston is currently holding on to the seventh playoff spot in the Western Conference with a record of 33-28. Aaron Brooks is the kind of piece this team needs to help maintain its position and continue a strong push towards the postseason.
He’s where he belongs.