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Aaron Brooks
Aaron Brooks
Position: G
Born: 01/14/85
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:160 lbs. / 72.6 kg.
Me: One shop question: how odd is it to be on a Bulls team that has this much depth and can actually score when guys are out? Aaron Brooks: The good thing is, you’re just looking on somebody to play defense. You play defense, the more opportunities you have to score. And when the guys are out, that’s just other shots for other people Jimmy having a heck of year and is irreplaceable of course, but Niko (Nikola Mirotic) has been playing big when guys go out. Normally it’s at the four position but (Saturday) it was the three. He got a chance to go out there and get more minutes and show what he can do. He’s a dynamic player. There’s a lot of guys that’s been in the league that have put up points, made buckets. When somebody goes down, it’s their opportunity.
Aaron Brooks played pee-wee football with fellow Seattle native Nate Robinson, starting when he was 7 years old. “We never lost, every age group,” Brooks said before Thursday’s game. Brooks and Robinson played AAU basketball and ran track together, but there’s one sport Robinson refuses to play Brooks. “Aaron’s a heck of a bowler,” Robinson said. “He’s probably the best bowler in the NBA, left or right handed. Him and his family have been doing bowling leagues since he was 2 or 3 years old.”
Brooks has fit seamlessly into the role that guys like C.J. Watson, John Lucas III, Nate Robinson and D.J. Augustin played before him: the backup guard in a Thibodeau system that loves to feature the point guard. With Derrick Rose’s fragile health status seemingly always in question, Brooks has become the man that Thibodeau is leaning on more and more to get the offense going at various points throughout the game. “I love the guy because he’s tough as nails,” Thibodeau said. “You can start him, you can play him big minutes, you can play him in the fourth quarter, he’s going to battle people and he’s going to make the right play. He’s got a high IQ. When he gets into the paint he knows where everyone is and he knows what everyone can do. And he leads guys into their strengths, covers up their weaknesses, he’s just tough. He’s a very good player, so I’m very pleased with what he’s done.”
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From the moment Brooks signed with the Bulls over the summer, Thibodeau has raved about the diminutive point guard. He loves Brooks’ toughness, he loves his ability to create offensively, he just loves his game. Over the course of just a few short months, the pair has formed a bond that will be hard to break over the course of the season. That bond was evident again on Saturday night as Brooks scored 26 points, 19 in the fourth quarter, in the Bulls’ 106-101 loss to the Boston Celtics. “I came in here lacking confidence,” Brooks admitted. “Even when I doubted myself, he was there to tell me, ‘You know what? I’ve watched you play, you’ve done well’ and just to keep working hard. It’s been a breath of fresh air for me.”
Howard is trying to repair his once-shiny image that was damaged during his awkward exit in Orlando and after his uninspired play in L.A. He appears to be slowly winning over critics. His new Rockets teammates don’t have to be persuaded. “Most people on the outside look at him wrong. I know ’cause I did, too, before,” Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks said. “He’s a great guy. Huge heart.”