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Jordan Hamilton to Rockets, Aaron Brooks headed to Denver in trade

Feb 20, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

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Ever since Andre Miller was banished by coach Brian Shaw, Denver has been looking for a solid point guard to play behind Ty Lawson.

They finally found one on the Houston Rockets.

Houston will send Aaron Brooks to Denver in exchange for Jordan Hamilton, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Hamilton, a 6-foot-7 wing player, gives the Rockets the athletic perimeter player they’ve been seeking for their bench. Hamilton, 23, has averaged 6.8 points this season for Denver.

This is a nice deal for both sides, and both contracts expire after this season so it’s not really a cash savings (Denver does save a couple hundred thousand).

Earlier in the day Denver traded Andre Miller to Washington as part of a three-team deal (where they may have given up too much with a couple second round picks).

  1. bhunter1995 - Feb 20, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Its nice to see Aaron brooks on a team that will give him minutes. He ia a very productive player when given the chance. He was averaging 18 and 6 a couple seasons back before getting benched.

  2. azarkhan - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    I always thought Aaron Brooks was exceptional for someone who is only 6′, if that. I remember Ron Artest inbounding from half court to Aaron Brooks in a playoff game against the Lakers, and Brooks getting up high and scoring at the basket. A beautiful play.

  3. nas726 - Feb 21, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    I’m gonna miss Aaron Brooks. I still think he should have been our starting point guard. Just two seasons ago, he was one of the top five point guards in the league. And he was always a class act down here in Houston. Good luck, A.B.

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