The Houston Rockets will sign guard Aaron Brooks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Brooks agreed to a buyout with the Sacramento Kings on Friday and is expected to clear waivers early next week.
Because Brooks was released before the midnight March 1 deadline, he is eligible to be on the postseason roster for another team.
Paul McGuire has some thoughts on the matter in today’s game preview.
To sum up Brooks’ game if you’re not familiar: he’s a tiny, score first, second and third point guard who brings almost no defensive value to the floor. He has unlimited range on his jumper and an uncanny ability to spin the ball off the glass to score around the basket.
For Brooks, context is everything. If he’s your team’s starting point guard, you’re in bad, bad shape. But as a third-sting point guard, he’s about as good as it gets. In the playoffs (knock on wood), he’s a total X-factor who could step in for an injured player and either get burned so bad that he costs you the series, or win it all single-handed with crazy 28-foot rainbows.
He can also score 11 points in 27 seconds: