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Aaron Brooks waived by Kings, signs with Houston

Mar 4, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

Aaron Brooks, Goran Dragic, Michael Beasley AP

Aaron Brooks was just not part of the future in Sacramento — Isaiah Thomas and Tyreke Evans are your ball handlers there, Brooks was just not fitting in the mix.

The Rockets are hoping he can fit in the mix there off the bench.

Sacramento waived Aaron Brooks right before the March 1 deadline and now he has agreed to terms with Houston, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

To answer your next question — yes, Brooks will be available on the Rockets playoff roster. (By the way, I’m thinking the Rockets against the Thunder or Clippers would be a lot of fun to watch in the first round, so I’m rooting for that.)

Brooks came off the bench for part of the 2011 season in Houston, averaging 11.6 points a game but on just 34.6 percent shooting. Which is not efficient for a shoot-first point guard. However, this is a very different Rockets team now, with James Harden and Jeremy Lin leading a more up-tempo attack. Brooks shot 45.9 percent overall and 37.8 percent from three for the Kings. If Brooks is knocking down threes at that rate he could be a valuable addition to the Rockets off the bench.

  1. adoombray - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Tyreke is not the ball handler there and hasn’t been this entire year or the last. he won ROY as a 1. he is now a 2/3 who prefers the 2 but gets the 3. the future ball handlers for the Kings are Thomas and Jimmer (yes, THAT Jimmer, who the press skewered last year to the point that everyone is convinced he sucks, but he has turned into a quality PG, he’s a totally different guy this year than last, but I guess since nobody actually watches the kings the press myth keeps getting perpetuated)

    • foxmtbr - Mar 5, 2013 at 12:43 AM

      Jimmer definitely should get more minutes. In his limited action he’s been getting more and more consistent and he’s shown he can still score, even in this league.

  2. csf081183 - Mar 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    good move… I liked him in Houston first time around

  3. term3186 - Mar 4, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Not terribly excited about this acquisition. While I liked Aaron during his time in Houston, I love the effort and play of Beverly lately and I hope that he doesn’t lose too many minutes to Aaron.

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