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Now that the NY Knicks landed Andrea Bargnani in a trade, what is up Glen Grunwald’s sleeve next? Point guard has been a hotly contested issue since the Knicks were ousted in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Armed with a taxpayer mini mid priced at 3+ million a year, or a veteran minimum contract, the Knicks have some options this early in free agency.
One point guard that has been on the Knicks radar for years is Aaron Brooks. The pint sized (6 foot at best), lightning quick point guard out of Oregon 4 years ago built his name as apart of the Houston Rockets. His best year was 9/10 season where he started all 82 games averaging 19 points and 5 assists per game. From that point on his playing time decreased. During the NBA lockout he had a brief stint in China, then returning as a member of the Sacramento Kings.
In his brief stint back in Houston this year he was considered the 3rd string point guard behind Jeremy Lin and Patrick Beverley. As of 6/30 the Rockets, in a cost cutting move in hopes to acquire Dwight Howard, waived Aaron Brooks.
Now a free agent, which and what direction does Aaron head in? The New York Knicks present a chance for Aaron to become the back-up point guard behind Raymond Felton. With the uncertainty of the return of Pablo Prigioni, Aaron Brooks could find himself quite a bit of minutes all year long. As the back-up point guard Brooks could do what he does best: push the ball at a fast pace, drain 3’s and be a pesky guard on the defensive end of the court. New York is in desperate need of youth at the PG position. Aaron’s fast pace game could give the Knicks the much-needed push that hurt them dearly in the playoffs.
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The New York Knicks are interested in signing Aaron Brooks.
Brooks was waived by the Houston Rockets on Sunday to clear cap space.
Brooks signed with the Sacramento Kings on a two-year deal last offseason and was subsequently waived before signing with the Rockets.
Now that Andrea Bargnani is gone (well almost officially), everyone and their dog is going to be assessing his time as a Toronto Raptor. There has been a great deal of “throwing under the bus”, and bashing the Italian center, but personally, part of the blame as to go on the Raptors and the situation.
As soon as David Stern called Bargnani’s name as the first pick, it was over...
With the NBA free agency period tipping off the New York Knicks jumped the gun in making a move by agreeing in principle to acquire Andrea Bargnani from the Toronto Raptors. The deal cannot become official until July 10th but once it does go through, the Knicks are making a risky move because of what they are giving up.
Knicks Acquire: PF Andrea Bargnani
Raptors Acquire: C Marcus...
The Houston Rockets shed more salary and waived both Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks with free agency set to commence at midnight tonight as they look to pursue Dwight Howard.
According to the Houston Rockets:
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived guard Aaron Brooks and guard/forward Carlos Delfino.
Brooks (6-0, 161, Oregon) returned...
The Knicks and Toronto Raptors are discussing a trade to bring former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani to New York.
The Knicks' push to land the forward from Italy was put on hold Sunday when a deal was not completed, but a person with knowledge of the discussions says the talks will continue.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were to remain private...
The Houston Rockets have waived Aaron Brooks and Carlos Delfino.
The Rockets were unable to find a trading partner to deal other player and were forced to waive them to clear cap space.
The Rockets are pursuing Dwight Howard and need to offer a max contract.
Houston is also looking to unload Thomas Robinson to clear addition space.
According to a report via Howard Beck of the New York Times, the New York Knicks are said to be close to acquiring Toronto Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani.
With little flexibility to upgrade their roster in free agency, the Knicks are closing in on a deal to acquire Andrea Bargnani, the Toronto Raptors’ jump-shooting 7-footer, according to a person involved in the talks.
According to Woj, the New York Knicks are on the verge of a deal to acquire Andrea Bargnani from Toronto:
The Toronto Raptors are finalizing an agreement on a trade to send former No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Knicks will send their 2016 first-round pick to the Raptors, and a package that includes Marcus...
The Toronto Raptors are the latest team that are interested in Los Angeles Clippers’ Eric Bledsoe, but the Clippers may not consider what the Raptors are offering for Bledsoe. However, the Clippers are interested in Andrea “rebound allergic” Bargnani, just not for Eric Bledsoe via Marc Stein: So one possible outcome to the Clippers-Raptors talks, sources [...]The post Los...
The New York Knicks, are hoping that a change of scenery, may help the number one pick of the 2006 NBA Draft fulfill the potential the Toronto Raptors thought he possessed when they selected him. The “New York Times” is reporting that the two clubs are near completion of a trade that would send power forward Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks in exchange for veteran forward Marcus...
The Knicks traded for an Italian Amare.