After losing Goran Dragic to the Suns and agreeing to send Kyle Lowry to the Raptors, the Rockets are in need of a point guard. They've reportedly made an offer to Jeremy Lin, but he has yet to accept it, and even if he does, the Knicks are a good bet to match. Now, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld, Houston is eyeing former Rocket Aaron Brooks. The team will meet with Brooks this weekend, says Kennedy.
Phoenix and Houston swapped Brooks and Dragic a year and a half ago, so it would seem fitting that the two free agents swap teams again. As I outlined this morning, the Suns' reported agreements with Dragic and Michael Beasley, along with their offer sheet for Eric Gordon, will make it very difficult to keep Brooks' cap hold on their books. As such, it wouldn't surprise me if the team withdraws its qualifying offer and makes the point guard an unrestricted free agent.
Brooks, 27, signed in China during last year's lockout, so he hasn't played in the NBA since 2010/11. In 59 games for the Suns and Rockets that season, he averaged 10.7 PPG and 3.9 APG in 21.8 MPG.