Rockets Sign Aaron Brooks And Reggie Williams
Houston (CBS Houston)– Point guard Aaron Brooks has re-upped with the Rockets for another year at the veterans minimum. He tweeted the following late Thursday night.
The 28 year-old played in only seven regular season games for the Rockets last year but had a larger role in the playoffs after Jeremy Lin went down with an injury.
He had been rumored to be interested in the Knicks but had long maintained his desire to return to the Rockets, the team that drafted him in the first round in 2007.
Brooks will most likely occupy the third point guard spot for the time being. His depth gives the team flexibility at the spot if they were to move Jeremy Lin.
The Rockets also announced the signing of swingman Reggie Williams to a multi-year deal Friday. Williams has averaged 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in his NBA career. Though his NBA experience is limited he has started 32 games with the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Bobcats.
In college Williams led the nation in scoring his junior (28.1) and senior (27.6) seasons at Virginia Military Institute. Prior to coming to the NBA he played overseas for JDA Dijon Bourgogne in France’s ProA league,