Jan 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks (0) yells at a referee during the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports
At the NBA trading deadline the Houston Rockets traded Aaron Brooks to the Denver Nuggets for Jordan Hamilton. We bid farewell to Aaron Brooks in this Youtube video with help from Bone Thugs and Harmony.
Key moments in the Rockets – Aaron Brooks relationship:
On February 19, 2009, Rafer Alston, the Rockets’ starting point guard at the time, was traded to the Orlando Magic minutes before the trading deadline, making way for Brooks to become the starter. As a starter, he averaged around 14.0 Points and 4.5 assists per game. On April 21, 2009, Brooks scored 11 points in 27 seconds in a First Round 107-103 Playoff loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, in which Brooks played a huge part in Houston’s rally, scoring three 3-pointers and a fast break lay-up. While the Rockets lost that game, they were able to eliminate Portland in six games. Aaron Brooks scored a then career-high 34 points in Game 4 of the 2009 Western Conference semi-finals as the Rockets, without Yao Ming, defeated the Los Angeles Lakers to even the series at 2-2. However, the Los Angeles Lakers eventually won the series in 7 games.
On January 13, 2010, Brooks scored a new career high of 43 points in a triple overtime win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. On March 15, 2010, Brooks scored the game winning shot against the Denver Nuggets with 2.9 seconds left in the game. On March 17, 2010, Brooks shot 7-7 from behind the three arc against the Memphis Grizzlies, setting a new franchise record. On April 11, 2010, Brooks became only the sixth player in NBA history to make over 200 3-pointers and over 400 assists in a single season.
On April 23, 2010, he was named NBA Most Improved Player, averaging 19.6 points, 5.3 assists, and 2.6 rebounds per game.
So long AB0!