Bulls Add Aaron Brooks, as Back-up Point Guard

Posted by Richard Kagan on Sunday, July 20, 2014 with No comments
The Chicago Bulls recently signed back-up point guard Aaron Brooks, to a veteran-minimum contract to replace G D.J. Augustin.  Augustin, who played well for Chicago last season, opted to sign a 2 year deal with the Detroit Pistons.  He was a key reason the Bulls were able to mount an impressive regular season push that helped them get to the playoffs.

In an apparent cost-cutting move, the Bulls went for youth in acquiring Brooks, 29, who is 6' 0",
and can light up the scoreboard when he is on his game.  The sixth year pro has a career average 11.1 points and 3.4 assists. Last season split between the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets, Brooks averaged 9 points and 3.2 assists.  Brooks is likely to see a lot of playing time, backing up Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich.  His skill set includes using quickness to slash to the basket and he's also a capable scorer from the perimeter.  

Currently Brooks is the 12th Chicago Bull under contract and with that being said, the roster is just about set.  It has been, on the whole, an excellent free-agent signing period, for Chicago thus far this NBA off-season.