Sacramento Kings guard Aaron Brooks, left, ties up Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Updated: July 22, 2014 4:45PM
The Bulls signed free-agent point guard Aaron Brooks, the team announced Tuesday.
“We’re excited to add a player as experienced and talented as Aaron to our group,” GM Gar Forman said.
Brooks, 6-0, is a six-year veteran. He played last season with both the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets. Drafted out of Oregon in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft (26th overall) by the Houston Rockets, Brooks has been with the Rockets (2007-11, 2012-13, 2013-14), Phoenix Suns (2010-11), Sacramento Kings (2012-13) and the Denver Nuggets (2013-14).
Last season with the Rockets and Nuggets, Brooks appeared in 72 games (12 starts) and averaged 9.0 ppg, 3.2 apg and 1.9 rpg in 21.6 mpg. He shot .401 from the field, .387 from three-point and .874 from the line.
A native of Seattle, the 29-year old Brooks has played in 397 regular season games (161 starts) and posted averages of 11.1 ppg, 3.4 apg, 1.8 rpg, 0.61 spg, 23.6 mpg, .413 field goal shooting, .368 three-point shooting and .847 from the line.