HoopsHype Aaron Brooks rumors

November 9, 2014 Updates

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." ESPN.com

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." ESPN.com

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July 22, 2014 Updates

The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent guard Aaron Brooks. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. “We’re excited to add a player as experienced and talented as Aaron to our group,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. NBA.com

July 19, 2014 Updates

The Bulls are working to finalize an agreement with free-agent guard Aaron Brooks, according to league sources. One source said the deal isn't finished but talks are in the advanced stages. Brooks, 29, would be added on a veteran's minimum exception to add scoring prowess in a reserve role. Chicago Tribune

July 18, 2014 Updates

Potentially following in the tradition of diminutive scoring point guards like C.J. Watson, John Lucas III, D.J. Augustin and fellow Seattle native Nate Robinson, free agent Aaron Brooks could be next in line to fill the role of the next Bulls' instant-offense scorer off the bench, CSNChicago.com has learned. CSN Chicago

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December 27, 2013 Updates

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." Orlando Sentinel

July 19, 2013 Updates

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