Aaron Brooks
Aaron Brooks
33-Year-Old GuardG
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Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Aaron Brooks in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Timberwolves in September of 2017.
Bench-high scoring tally in loss
GMinnesota Timberwolves
April 2, 2018
Brooks supplied 12 points (4-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists across 16 minutes in Sunday's 121-97 loss to the Jazz.
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With Jeff Teague (knee) out of action, Brooks saw a rare allotment of appreciable minutes behind starter Tyus Jones, his most since Jan. 8. The 10-year veteran parlayed them into a season-high scoring total despite some spotty shooting, but the surge is likely to be short-lived. Prior to Sunday, Brooks had seen the floor for a grand total of just 14 minutes since the All-Star break, and that's likely to be the norm once again as soon as Teague returns to action.
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Brooks is entering his eighth season in the NBA and his second season with the Bulls. He emerged as a valuable player last season and played in all 82 games, 21 of which he started. The veteran point guard averaged 11.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers in 23 minutes per game while shooting 42 percent from the field, 83 percent from the free-throw line, and 39 percent from behind the arc. Although he is projected to come off the bench again this season, he could be forced to start at times considering the injury history of starting point guard Derrick Rose. Fellow veteran Kirk Hirnich is back with the team as well, but Brooks has more offensive abilities than Hinrich and will likely remain their first point guard off the bench. The Bulls are expected to play more of an up-tempo offense this season under new coach Fred Hoiberg, so don't be surprised if Brooks and Rose are even on the court together at times.
Brooks couldn't have landed in a better spot when he was signed by the Bulls in July. The guard, who's entering his seventh season in the NBA, could be the next in a long line of undersized guards who have thrived in coach Tom Thibodeau's system. Like Nate Robinson and D.J. Augustin before him, Brooks is an offensive-minded player who needs a bit of a career-revival. Unfortunately, he'll likely be pegged as an insurance policy in the event that Derrick Rose or Kirk Hinrich go down. Last year, Brooks played 72 games while splitting time with the Rockets and Nuggets, averaging 9.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 22 minutes per game. When Augustin stepped in for Rose and Hinrich in 2013-14, it filled an enormous void for the Bulls, who were missing someone who could slash and shoot. While Brooks won't be seeing the floor for 30 minutes per game like Augustin did, he'll likely be asked to fill a similar role in shorter spurts. He won't be the most desirable fantasy option heading into the season, but if things break the wrong way for Chicago, Brooks may become a valuable asset as the year plays out.
Brooks couldn't have landed in a better spot when he was signed by the Bulls in July. The guard, who's entering his seventh season in the NBA, could be the next in a long line of undersized guards who have thrived in coach Tom Thibodeau's system. Like Nate Robinson and D.J. Augustin before him, Brooks is an offensive-minded player who needs a bit of a career-revival. Unfortunately, he'll likely be pegged as an insurance policy in the event that Derrick Rose or Kirk Hinrich go down. Last year, Brooks played 72 games while splitting time with the Rockets and Nuggets, averaging 9.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 22 minutes per game. When Augustin stepped in for Rose and Hinrich in 2013-14, it filled an enormous void for the Bulls, who were missing someone who could slash and shoot. While Brooks won't be seeing the floor for 30 minutes per game like Augustin did, he'll likely be asked to fill a similar role in shorter spurts. He won't be the most desirable fantasy option heading into the season, but if things break the wrong way for Chicago, Brooks may become a valuable asset as the year plays out.
Brooks signed a two-year deal with the Kings after missing the entire 2011-2012 season while playing in China. He will likely begin the season backing up Isaiah Thomas at the point. Brooks brings an offensive combination of scoring, threes, and a handful of assists to the table. A career 41-percent shooter, Brooks is considered a “high-volume scorer,” meaning he would need a lot of opportunities in order to make a significant contribution offensively. That situation won’t present itself on a Kings team chalked full of offensive options. Even if Brooks were to become the starting point guard, he wouldn’t receive anywhere close to the 35-plus minutes per game he averaged during his breakout season with Houston. The Brooks we saw in 2010-2011 is a better resemblance of what we can expect from him this season.
Brooks stepped up to fill the void left by Yao Ming's injury and Tracy McGrady's absence, emerging as the Rockets' floor leader and one of the team's top scoring threats. We don't necessarily expect him to score over 19 points per game again – not if the Rockets are at anything approaching full strength. But even as the team transitions back to a more balanced attack with the return of Yao Ming to the lineup and Kevin Martin in town for a full season, Rick Adelman will be glad to know his lead guard has the quickness to get to the lane against just about anybody, and the outside shot (.398 from three-point range) to keep defenses from sagging off and preventing his drives. Assuming Yao is healthy – never a safe assumption, we know – Brooks could see an increase in his three-point opportunities because the big guy is highly skilled at passing out of the double-team and finding open shooters on the perimeter.
One of the quickest guards in the league, Brooks really emerged after the trade of Rafer Alston and became a key contributor for the Rockets – his season highlight was a 34-point outburst in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semis against the Lakers. He’ll head into this season as the starter… and on a Rocket team looking badly depleted by injury before the season even begins, could emerge as one of the team’s primary scoring threats. Brooks does seem to have the talent to become a very dangerous scorer, with a pretty credible jump shot (149 threes made last season, at a .366 shooting percentage from long range) to complement his outstanding quickness and a career free-throw percentage over 85 percent. That said, he needs to improve his consistency as a floor general, so he can still be productive even when his shot’s not falling.
The lightning quick Brooks can provide some long-range shooting and instant offense, but his skill set won't be needed much with Luther Head and Brent Barry on board. Brooks won't see significant minutes barring a Rafer Alston injury, and even then, it's unclear how the Rockets would address the point-guard situation.
The Rockets' first-round draft pick, Brooks is a lightning-quick point guard who's almost impossible to stay in front of. He developed his shot since starting college so much so that he competed in the college three-point shootout. He'll begin the season backing up Rafer Alston and Mike James (and possibly even John Lucas III), but if the Rockets move Alston and/or Lucas, he could see some minutes off the bench as the season goes on.
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Doesn't see floor Friday
GMinnesota Timberwolves
Personal
March 3, 2018
Brooks (personal) did not see the floor Friday against the Jazz.
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Out for personal reasons Thursday
GMinnesota Timberwolves
Personal
March 1, 2018
Brooks will not play during Thursday's tilt against the Trail Blazers due to personal reasons.
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Gets 21 minutes off the bench
GMinnesota Timberwolves
December 31, 2017
Brooks scored two points with an assist and a steal in 21 minutes in Sunday's win at Indiana.
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Available Thursday vs. Bucks
GMinnesota Timberwolves
December 28, 2017
Brooks (illness) will be available for Thursday's game against the Bucks, Wolves radio voice Alan Horton reports.
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Questionable for Thursday
GMinnesota Timberwolves
Illness
December 28, 2017
Brooks (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks, Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press reports.
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