Aaron Brooks: ‘All Signs Point to Me Going Back to Phoenix’

Restricted free agent Suns point guard Aaron Brooks doesn’t see himself playing anywhere else but Phoenix whenever the next season begins. From Hoopsworld: “The Phoenix Suns acquired Brooks at the trade deadline last season, and extended a qualifying offer prior to the lockout. They can match any offer sheet that Brooks signs this offseason. The point guard enjoyed his brief time in Phoenix and believes he’ll be back with the Suns next season. ‘All signs point to me going back to Phoenix,’ Brooks said. ‘I had a good time. I like the organization and it’s a great city. I would love to continue playing in Phoenix. I would love stay with this team. This summer, I’m going to get more comfortable with the guys. I want to get to know everyone a little bit better and then hopefully we have a better season than we did last year.’ At first, Brooks had trouble adjusting to the midseason change of scenery, but he began fitting in toward the end of the season. ‘All of the guys there are cool, but it was awkward for me because I’ve never been in that position,’ Brooks said. ‘I’ve never switched teams in the middle of the season, but they did a good job of making me feel comfortable while I was there. It was just different being thrown into a situation like that.’ Brooks has been looking forward to free agency for quite some time. He wanted to sign an extension with the Houston Rockets last year, but their front office rarely extends players, opting instead to match offer sheets to avoid bidding against themselves. By the time Brooks was a dealt to the Suns, the deadline to extend his contract had already passed.”