Aaron Brooks Bothered By Lack of Contract Extension

by September 29, 2010

The Rockets have yet to offer Brooks an extension on his deal — and don’t sound like they’re willing to do so — something that’s making the point guard quite unhappy. From the Houston Chronicle: “Brooks had hoped his breakthrough season and status as the NBA’s Most Improved Player award winner would prompt the Rockets to offer a contract extension. Instead, he said the Rockets’ unwillingness to work on a new deal for beyond this season is ‘bothering’ him. ‘It’s kind of stressful,’ Brooks said. ‘I was hoping we maybe could get something done this summer, but we couldn’t, so I’m stuck in the position I’m in. I understand, but it’s bothering me. It’s the business of basketball. You have to take it like it is. I’m stuck with that.’ Brooks’ agent, Leon Rose, is scheduled to meet with general manager Daryl Morey today to discuss the situation, but he would not comment other to confirm the meeting … Kevin Durant is the only player from Brooks’ draft class to have received a contract extension. ‘We’re not doing extensions,’ Morey said. ‘Quite a few guys on the team are up for extensions. Just policy-wise, we’re not doing it.'”