Report: Aaron Brooks, Chicago Bulls Agree to Deal
ESPN sources say Aaron Brooks has struck a one-year deal to return to the Chicago Bulls
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2015
Brooks spent last season with the Bulls, averaging a modest 11.6 points, 3.2 assists and 2 rebounds in 23 minutes per game.
When Derrick Rose went down with an injury back in February, Brooks was thrust into the starting lineup and thrived, leading Chicago to their 7th straight playoff appearance.
During that stretch he raised his averages to 14.1 points, 4.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game, providing much needed production in the backcourt with Rose sidelined.
With Brooks returning to the rotation, Chicago now has a backup floor general and potential insurance for oft-injured star Derrick Rose.
It will be interesting to see how new head coach Fred Hoiberg utilizes Brooks in his system, as he’s slated to make major changes to the Bulls’ offense this upcoming season.