Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 5:17 pm  |  19 responses

Sacramento Kings Sign Aaron Brooks (UPDATED)

Point guard Aaron Brooks, who spent the lockout-shortened season playing in China, has reportedly agreed to a contract with the Sacramento Kings. A former winner of the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award, Brooks last played for the Phoenix Suns. SactownRoyalty.com has the details: “When it rains it pours. According to Kings Play-by-Play Announcer Grant Napear, Free Agent PG Aaron Brooksis coming to Sacramento. Brooks himself seems to back this up with a tweet from his verified account. No contract details have been reported yet, but after this morning’s acquisition of James Johnson, the Kings had just $2.5 million left in cap space. This move is one that has been seen as a long time coming by Kings observers as Geoff Petrie has liked Brooks for a while now. Without any other moves, this puts the Kings roster at 15, which is max capacity.”

UPDATE: Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick reports that Brooks’ deal “averages $3.3 million on a two-year deal, player option in the second year.” Additionally, to make room for Brooks, the Kings waived center Hassan Whiteside.

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  • JML-G

    good move – hopefully Thomas playing time doesnt get hurt too much by this tho

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Interestinggg. I liked Brooks the year he won Most Improved player, then he sort of disappeared. Hope he comes back strong in the L.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    sorry Jimmer fans. Your buddy is D-League (and then Europe) bound in the next few years.

  • B.C.

    Looks like Isaiah Thomas just lost his starting spot.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Pm_5aIavU&feature=g-all-u Max

    The Kings bandwagon…
    I’m on dat

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Mark my words, Brandon Knight will be the most improved in the PG position.

  • Tyquez

    @niQ he went to china because the lockout…but he played after nash so no play time

  • NetsRTakingOver

    I don’t get their roster they don’t fit

  • Tyquez

    @Redd My Boy Jeff Teague Gone Win Most IMproved Player

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    They looking like the pistons of a couple years ago with the logjam at the wing positions.

  • http://www.thesmashbrothas.com zen garden

    jimmer is french for penis ?

  • http://slamonline.com Chinese Oppenheimer

    Aaron, reke, donte, jason, big cuz, thornton, and trob, wow! I rikey this team.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Idk about all that@Tyquez but he’ll be decent but not upper echelon decent.

  • Mack

    Ok so Tyreke Evans is still around, Isiah Thomas has proved he should be on the court, you just drafted Jimmer Freddette and now you sign ANOTHER point guard.. Smh

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Oh snap I almost forgot the crazy amount of PGs that they got. Awkward..

  • ReHeat

    Kings draft awesome college players but never seem to play equally as awesome.

  • L Dribble

    Perhaps this signing is due to Fredette shooting 0.071 from 3 and 0.227 overall in summer league up till yesterday – luckily he dropped 30 pts yesterday.

  • B.Plump

    $3.3 million on a two-year deal? It’s a ridiculous contract. He deserves more. Where is Mitch Kupchak? Wake up!

  • timbo slice

    jimmer better get that passport ready for some european stamps

    book it