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Aaron Brooks bought out by Kings, likely to join Rockets

Mar 1, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT

Aaron Brooks, Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley AP

Kings GM Geoff Petrie was a believer an Aaron Brooks. The Kings had Isaiah Thomas and Tyreke Evans as ball handlers, but Petrie believed in Brooks.

Coach Keith Smart saw him play and Brooks fell out of the rotation in Sacramento. You have to earn it to fall out of the rotation in Sacramento. When he has played he’s provided 8 points a game in an average of 20 minutes, but he had fallen out of favor in California

The Kings have bought out Brooks but he quickly has found a new home, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Brook, who played part of a season in Houston, will come off the bench and get minutes behind Jeremy Lin. He isn’t playing great, but he should give them a few solid minutes heading into the playoffs. At least that is the plan in Houston.

  1. 00maltliquor - Mar 1, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    And the Rockets keep on winning!

    Nice pick up since they have no backup PG (Patrick Beverly *yawn*. He has played well, to his credit though.). Plus Brooks has been there before. Gotta love what their doing in H-Town.

  2. packhawk04 - Mar 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    “Brook, who playd more than three years in housto”…

    Good lord…

  3. danielcp0303 - Mar 2, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    I don’t know where he’s gonna get the playing time. Beverley isn’t a household name, but he’s been playing very well. He gives the team a defensive spark and keeps knocking down shots. I think Brooks is more of an insurance policy, it’s nice to have a 3rd pg on the roster.

    • adnan604 - Mar 2, 2013 at 3:34 AM

      insurance policy ? dude do you have any idea what this guy did while he was in Houston the other year ? have you even seen him play in a Rockets jersey ? he ripped it up every night, one of the fastest and hardest PG’s to guard during that time, and he’s very much the same player as he was then, its’ not like quite a few years had passed since all that took place, it was fairly recently…..

      I’m expecting him not just to back up Lin, but to legitimately start stealing some of Lin’s minutes…. quote me on that

  4. adoombray - Mar 2, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    ‘Reke hasn’t been a ball handler since just right after his rookie year. he’s a 2/3, and while he has publicly complained about his time at SF, he never plays 1 anymore. Yes, he is a ball sponge, and yes, “Tyreke takes it himself” is a running joke among Kings followers, but thats precisely why he plays off ball now. Jimmer is a different guy than he was in year 1, and Thomas won the locker room long ago to the point that DMC was wearing his jerseys after the game to protest him not starting. Both of those dudes are still under rookie contracts with multiple years left so no reason to keep AB around. I don’t know what you think you’re getting Rockets fans, but Brooks kinda sucks. :(

  5. southsidegroovin281 - Mar 2, 2013 at 5:13 AM

    I like brooks when he was with us. But I’d rather have the “Chuck Wagon” back! Yes, Chuck Hayes!

  6. whitdog23 - Mar 2, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    he’s “not playing great” but “will give solid minutes”. say what?? wow! your hoops knowledge and scouting skills are whack

  7. mcsuave - Mar 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    How many talented guards does Houston need?

  8. thestudiokida - Mar 3, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    …because when I think ‘Rockets needs’ I immediately go to shoot-first scoring guards.

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