Free-agent point guard #Aaron Brooks agreed to sign with the #Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday. The Timberwolves have added another veteran player to their bench that will help them offensively.

Brooks is a 9-year NBA veteran; he had played for six NBA teams. Aaron Brooks was picked 26th overall by the Houston Rockets during the 2007 NBA season. He has also won the 2009-2010 Most Improved Player award.

He has averaged 10.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game all throughout his career while shooting 41.3 percent in the field, 37.0 percent from three, and 83.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Aaron Brooks' journey in the NBA

He spent his first three NBA seasons with the Houston Rockets, he averaged 11.7 points, 1.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game with the Rockets before he was traded to the Phoenix Suns for Goran Dragic and a 2011 first round draft pick which was used to pick Nikola Mirotic.

Brooks then played one season with the Phoenix Suns where he averaged 9.6 points, 1.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 0.5 steals per game. On July of 2012, Aaron Brooks was signed by the Sacramento Kings as a free-agent.

He played one season in Sacramento before getting waived in March of 2013. He was then signed by the Houston Rockets two days later after he got waived.

The Rockets traded Brooks to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Jordan Hamilton on February of 2014.

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He then spent the next two seasons of his career with the Chicago Bulls before signing a contract with the Indiana Pacers.

He spent the 2016-2017 NBA season with the Indiana Pacers where he played 65 games and averaged 5.0 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game.

What will the Timberwolves expect from Aaron Brooks?

Aaron Brooks is expected to be the third man on the depth chart of the Timberwolves' point guard rotation, behind former Indiana teammate Jeff Teague and 21-year old Tyus Jones.

The veteran point guard is a three-point specialist which Minnesota needed. With Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, and Karl Anthony Towns expected to dominate the ball, the Minnesota Timberwolves are need of floor spacers and Brooks fits into that category.

One downside to this signing though is that the Timberwolves have added another defensive liability on their backcourt. Brooks has a negative plus and minus rating on the defensive end of the floor.

Aaron Brooks' signing is a major addition to what the Timberwolves is planning to do this upcoming NBA season. With the addition of veteran players in the likes of Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson, and Jamal Crawford, this adds experience and leadership that Minnesota lacked in the past few NBA seasons. #Free Agent