Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Rockets sent backup point
guard Aaron Brooks to the Denver Nuggets for swingman Jordan Hamilton
before the NBA's trade deadline Thursday.
Brooks averaged 7.0 points per game this season for the Rockets, who signed
him as a free agent in the offseason. He was drafted by the Rockets in the
first round of the 2007 draft, then traded to the Phoenix Suns at the deadline
Brooks signed as a free agent with the Sacramento Kings in the summer of 2012,
then was released in March of 2013. Houston gobbled him back up for the
stretch run, but waived him in order to free up money to sign Dwight Howard
this past summer.
Houston brought him back in July on a one-year contract.
Brooks will provide point-guard depth for a Nuggets team in desperate need of
it. Starter Ty Lawson is battling a rib injury, Andre Miller was traded to the
Washington Wizards on Thursday and Nate Robinson is out for the season with a
Hamilton, in his third season out of Texas, averaged 6.8 ppg this season and
shot 34.9 percent from long range. His number steadily increased in all three
of his seasons as his playing time went up.
Hamilton will be able to spell both James Harden and Chandler Parsons on the
Neither player traded is under contract for next season.
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