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The Sacramento Kings have made their first acquisition of the NBA off-season by signing Aaron Brooks. Brooks had his qualifying offer withdrawn by the Phoenix Suns, the team he’d played for this past season. Brooks was inked to a 2 year, $6.6 mil contract. Hassan Whiteside (center) was waived by the Kings shortly after.
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Brooks had opened some eyes with a 2009-2010 season that ended with him winning the Most Improved Player award, averaging 19.1 ppg and 5 apg. Though Brooks presents very tangible advantages for the Kings (shooting, great ball-handling, solid vision), he also makes for a bit of a log-jam in the Sacramento back-court.
Jimmer Fredette has been aiming to bounce back from an underwhelming campaign last year. Sacramento had also used the last pick of 2011′s draft to acquire Isiah Thomas out of Washington. Thomas, to say the least, had a more productive year. Aaron Brooks only adds on to this talented mix. Brooks has shown to be a productive player both in a starting role and coming off of the bench. It remains to be seen if Fredette can make the jump in his production on his sophomore campaign with the Kings.
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Coming out of BYU, Fredette was seen as a good scorer with a solid build for his position. The talk on him among scouts was that he was not going to see any real stardom in the NBA. Fredette’s game was exciting in college (40 ft shots and all), but Fredette hadn’t been seen as more than a slightly more talented Jason Kapono.
No matter what scouts had thought of Fredette or what kind of impact Brooks makes, it will be interesting to see if the shooter out of BYU makes the leap forward and finds his niche.
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Here we go again. Another move to placate a fan base that "we are trying" to win. Another player that doesn't really fit a great need (although I guess you can say Brooks has proven production?) but is a veteran that has been part of a winning organization at one point in his career. Or something.
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