Kings buyout point guard Aaron Brooks
by Sam Amick, USA TODAY Sports
The Sacramento Kings and point guard Aaron Brooks have reached an agreement on a buyout, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
The people requested anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Brooks came to the Kings on a two-year, $6.6 million deal, but the second season was a player option. While it’s not yet known which teams will pursue him, Brooks’ scoring ability could certainly come in handy for any number of playoff teams looking for depth at the point guard spot.
The 28-year-old is three years removed from his best season in the NBA, as he averaged 19.6 points and 5.3 assists for Houston in the 2009-10 campaign. He played in China during the lockout in 2011, then averaged just eight points and 20.8 minutes per game with the Kings while sharing minutes with the likes of Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton and Jimmer Fredette. The Sacramento Bee first reported the buyout talks were progressing.… [For more on Source: Kings buyout point guard Aaron Brooks, click here.]