The Sacramento Kings have found the point guard they wanted after getting a small forward they needed. Aaron Brooks is headed to Sacramento.
Sacramento Kings.....— Aaron Brooks (@Thirty2zero) July 16, 2012
Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated reports that the deal is done at $6.6 million over two years, with the second year being a player option.
Brooks has been out of the NBA for a season after spending last year's lockout-abbreviated campaign in China, but he's only two years removed from being the NBA's Most Improved Player, so you have to figure at 27 years old he has something left in him. It remains to be seen if Brooks or Isaiah Thomas will start, but Sacramento can now feel a little bit more comfortable in their point guard depth.
With Sacramento having a set four big man rotation, the Kings decided it was best to part ways with Hassan Whiteside, their second round draft pick from 2010. Whiteside was always a project center, but it appears after two seasons he was still pretty much still a project center. With DeMarcus Cousins and Chuck Hayes all ready to go at center and Thomas Robinson providing more quality interior depth, the Kings felt like there was no use waiting for him and let him go.
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