Aaron Brooks

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Appeared in 29 games (12 starts) with the Denver Nuggets, averaged 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 29.0 minutes. Registered 24 points and dished out 15 assists in 47 minutes at HOU on 4/6 … Posted 27 points and a career-high 17 assists vs. DET on 3/19 … Recorded 15 points including 12 in the fourth quarter at NOP on 3/9 … Registered 14 points, six assists and five rebounds vs. POR on 2/25 … Recorded nine points and eight assists vs. SAC on 2/23 … Traded by the Houston Rockets to the Denver Nuggets for Jordan Hamilton on February 20, 2014. Appeared in 43 games (zero starts) with the Houston Rockets, averaged 7.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 16.7 minutes. Posted 18 points and five assists in 27 minutes vs. DAL on 12/23 … Recorded 17 points (3-5 3FG’s) and six assists vs. PHX on 12/4 … Had 21 points and four assists vs. ATL on 11/27 … Registered 26 points (10-14 FG’s, 6-7 3FG’s) in 25 minutes vs. MIN on 11/23


2012-13: Returned for his fifth season with the Rockets, averaging 1.4 points and 0.9 assists in seven games with Houston … was a DNP (CD) for 14 games (3/6/13-3/9/13; 3/15/13; 3/20/13; 3/24/13-3/29/13; 4/1/13-4/3/13; 4/9/13-4/12/13; 4/15/13-4/17/13) with the Rockets … waived by Sacramento on Mar. 1 and signed by Houston as a free agent on Mar. 5 … averaged 8.0 points and 2.3 assists in 20.8 minutes per game over 46 contests (20 starts) with the Kings … was a DNP (CD) in 11 games, DND one game (12/30/12) with a sore left ankle and was inactive for one game (1/12/13) with the flu while with the Kings … made his first start of the season vs. Portland (11/11/12) … recorded a season-high 23 points (9-12 FG, 3-3 3FG) vs. Golden State (12/19/12) … made his return in a Rockets uniform vs. Phoenix (3/13/13), playing in his first game with Houston since at Cleveland (2/23/11) … made a career-high two blocks at Denver (4/6/13).

2010-11: Averaged 10.7 points, 3.9 assists and 21.8 minutes over 59 games with Houston and Phoenix … averaged 11.6 points and 3.8 assists in 34 games (seven starts) with the Rockets … traded to Phoenix on Feb. 24 … averaged 9.6 points and 4.2 assists in 25 games (five starts) with the Suns … scored 20 or more points four times and recorded two double-doubles … on the inactive list for 24 games (11/7/10-12/17/10; 1/5/11-1/8/11) due to a moderate to severe left ankle sprain and one game (2/7/11) serving a one-game team suspension … totaled a seasonbest 24 points (7-16 FG, 4-6 3FG) and nine assists at the L.A. Lakers (10/26/10) … started at shooting guard in a 108-102 win at Boston (1/10/11), topping the Rockets with a season-high-tying 24 points (8-15 FG, 5-8 3FG) … led the Rockets with a season-high-tying 24 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3FG) and a season-best 10 assists in a 112-106 win at Atlanta (1/15/11) … went a perfect 36-of-36 at the free throw line (1/3/11-2/12/11), which marked the longest such streak of his career … with the Suns vs. Orlando (3/13/11), recorded 19 points (8-14 FG) and season-high-tying 10 assists.

2009-10: In his third season with Houston, won the 2009- 10 NBA Most Improved Player Award after averaging career highs of 19.6 points and 5.3 assists in a careermost 82 starts … made the biggest jump in points per game (+8.4) of any qualifying player in the NBA from 2008-09 (11.2) to 2009-10 (19.6) … among qualifying players, stood as one of just three players in the league with an increase of two assists per game (+2.3) from 2008-09 (3.0) to 2009-10 (5.3) … finished tied for 18th in the NBA in scoring average (19.6) and tied for 21st in assists per game (5.3) … had a team-high 39 20-point performances (Rockets record: 23-16), 10 30-point outings and one 40-point contest, including 10 20-point games in the month of Dec. alone … became the first Rockets point guard to reach at least 20 points in 20 or more games since Steve Francis (42 in 2002-03) … marked the third time in his career to register four straight 20-point games (12/13/09- 12/18/09, 1/27/10-2/2/10 and 3/1/10-3/7/10) … reached double-figure scoring in a career-high 40 consecutive outings (12/23/09-3/21/10) … notched six doubledoubles and six double-digit assist games … stood first in the NBA in 3-pointers made (.398, 209-525 3FG), setting the franchise single-season record for treys (prev. mark: 192-529 3FG by Rafer Alston in 2006-07) … joined Vernon Maxwell (1990-91 and 1991- 92) as the only Rockets to ever lead the NBA in 3-pointers made in a season … became just the sixth player in NBA history to make at least 200 3-pointers (209) and dish out 400 or more assists (434) in the same season … set the franchise record with 39 consecutive games (12/22/09-3/17/10) with at least one 3-pointer made (prev. mark: 37 by Luther Head from 11/4/06-1/13/07) … hit six or more shots from beyond the arc in 11 games on the season … finished with 16 points and a career-high 13 assists vs. Phoenix (11/17/09) … recorded a career-high five steals at Oklahoma City (11/29/09) … made two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining for a 111-109 win at Golden State (12/3/09) … set career highs in free throws made (12) and attempted (13) vs. Cleveland (12/9/09) … netted a career-high 43 points (14-30 FG, 6-9 3FG, 9-12 FT) in leading the Rockets to a 120-114 3OT win vs. Minnesota (1/13/10), while matching Cuttino Mobley’s franchise record of 59 minutes played (3OT on 2/22/04 vs. Atlanta) … racked up 31 points (11-17 FG) and nine assists vs. Denver (3/15/10), hitting a pull-up jumper with 2.9 seconds left for the deciding bucket in a 125-123 win … set both his career high in treys and the Rockets single-game record for most 3-pointers made without a miss (7-7 3FG) en route to 31 points (11-14 FG) vs. Memphis (3/17/10), which also marked the first back-to-back 30-point games of his career … finished with 11 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds vs. Washington (3/30/10) … led Houston with 30 points (10-17 FG, 4-6 3FG), nine assists and three steals in a 119-114 OT win at Boston (4/2/10), including a 3-pointer with 9.0 seconds left in regulation to force OT.

2008-09: In his second season with Houston, averaged 11.2 points and 3.0 assists in 80 games (35 starts) … averaged 13.0 points and 3.7 assists in his 35 starts … DNP for one game (10/29/08) with a bone contusion in his right ankle … DND for one game (2/4/09) with flu-like symptoms … finished tied for 21st in the NBA in free throw percentage (.866, 149-172 FT) … had 10 20-point games and one 30-point outing … posted two double-doubles … reached double-figure scoring in a season-best seven consecutive contests (3/9/09-3/20/09) … registered the first consecutive 20-point games of his career (20 on 3/24/09 and 21 on 3/28/09) … notched six points, three assists and two rebounds in 15:53 of action with the Sophomore Team in the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam held during the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix (2/13/09) … made his first NBA start at San Antonio (11/14/08) … registered the first double-double of his career with 18 points and a career-high 10 rebounds at Minnesota (12/20/08) … notched 22 points (8-17 FG) and a seasonbest 10 assists at Minnesota (3/1/09) … scored the game-winning basket off a driving layup with 7.3 seconds remaining on his way to a season-high 30 points (11-20 FG, 4-7 3FG) in a 116-112 victory vs. Phoenix (3/6/09).

2007-08: In his rookie season with the Rockets, averaged 5.2 points and 1.7 assists in 51 games … on the inactive list for 23 contests … DNP (CD) for eight games … finished sixth among all rookies in assists per game … reached double-digit scoring in a season-high four consecutive games (4/3/08-4/9/08) … posted a season-best 22 points (8-10 FG, 4-5 3FG) vs. New York (1/5/08), which included a 12-point (5-5 FG, 2-2 3FG) fourth quarter.


Selected by Houston in the first round (26th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft … signed a multi-year contract with the Rockets on July 7, 2007 … Assigned to Houston’s NBA D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley on Dec. 6, 2007, and recalled on Dec. 14 … Rockets picked up team option on contract on Oct. 30, 2008 … Houston again picked up the option on his contract on Oct. 30, 2009 … Traded by the Rockets to Phoenix for Goran Dragic and a first-round pick on Feb. 24, 2011 … Signed a multi-year free agent contract with Sacramento on July 16, 2012 … waived by the Kings on Mar. 1, 2013 … Signed by Houston as a free agent on Mar. 5, 2013 … Waived by the Rockets on June 30, 2013. Signed as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 19, 2013. Traded by the Houston Rockets to the Denver Nuggets for Jordan Hamilton on February 20, 2014. Signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on July 22, 2014.

Averaged 13.1 points and 4.1 assists in 115 games (110 starts) during his four-year career at Oregon … finished his collegiate career as Oregon’s ninth alltime leading scorer with 1,511 points, while ranking fourth in assists (471), fourth in 3-pointers made (205), fifth in free throw percentage (.834) and sixth in steals (127) … earned Second-Team All-America honors from The Sporting News and Third-Team accolades from The Associated Press as a senior … member of the Wooden Award All-American Team and was named First-Team All-Pac-10 in his final campaign … led the Pac-10 in scoring (17.7) and ranking fifth in assists (4.3) in 2006-07 … topped the Pac-10 in assistsper- turnover ratio (1.81) and finished fourth in assists per game (4.4) in 2005-06 … as a sophomore, led the team in scoring (14.7 ppg, 10th in Pac-10) and assists (4.6 apg, third in Pac-10) … earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors in 2004-05 … also earned Pac-10 All-Freshman recognition.

Born Aaron Jamal Brooks on Jan. 14, 1985, in Seattle, Washington … nickname is “AB” … married to Shavonne … has a daughter, MiKah, and twin girls, Khylie and Khobi … favorite sport other than basketball is football … is an avid bowler and enjoys playing video games … The Aaron Brooks Foundation in conjunction with Drills & Skills partners with local middle schools to develop a comprehensive youth development strategy for underserved, school-aged youth in the Houston area … his foundation holds a golf tournament to raise funds, which allows Drills & Skills to provide free basketball camps to children … was Rockets HP Digital Assist Spokesperson, hosting a pizza party for Pearland Jr. High West students as a reward for being the first Houston-area school to successfully submit an online project … Pearland Jr. High West and 19 other middle schools in Greater Houston took part in this HP Digital Assist program, which invited middle school student teams to create sports or basketball-themed digital media projects that demonstrate their knowledge of math, science or reading … assisted with the Rockets relief efforts following Hurricane Ike, distributing supplies to individuals affected by the storm on Sept. 18, 2008 … majored in political science in college … led Franklin High School to the Washington 4A State Championship as a senior … was a McDonald’s and Parade Third-Team All-American … played in the McDonald’s and EA SPORTS National All-Star Games … named state’s Player of the Year by GATORADE, The Associated Press, Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune in final campaign at Franklin.

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