Aaron Brooks Tears Achilles, Hints At Retirement

Veteran NBA point guard Aaron Brooks, who had been playing for the Illawarra Hawks in Australia this season, confirmed on Instagram today that he has suffered a torn Achilles tendon. While he didn’t come right out and announce his retirement, Brooks strongly suggested he’s ready to call it a career.

“I’ve enjoyed my time being a Hawk… I’ve enjoyed all the years I’ve put towards this game,” the 34-year-old wrote. “I gave it my all and that’s all I could ever ask for… #SuperBlessed and this is just the beginning of my 2nd phase of life.”

A first-round pick in the 2007 NBA draft, Brooks appeared in a total of 645 regular season contests for the Rockets, Suns, Kings, Nuggets, Bulls, Pacers, and Timberwolves, plus another 40 postseason games. The former Oregon standout last suited up in the NBA for Minnesota during the 2017/18 season before heading to Australia’s National Basketball League this season.

Brooks’ most memorable NBA seasons came during his time in Houston early in his professional career. In 2009/10, he was named the league’s Most Improved Player after posting career highs of 19.6 PPG and 5.3 APG in 82 games (35.6 MPG) for the Rockets.

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5 thoughts on “Aaron Brooks Tears Achilles, Hints At Retirement

  1. PapiElf

    This is a shame. I remember in 2009 or so when people were saying he was going to be some big thing and he kinda just dropped off the map.

  2. Steven St Croix

    That Rockets team that almost beat LA without Yao and Mutumbo in the late 2000’s is one of my fav teams. Chuck Hayes, Carl Landry, Aaron Brooks!

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Brooks was a fun player to watch, unfortunately for him this injury is often career-ending. Boogie and KD will likely have their careers cut short as well.

  3. Cool Manchu

    One of my favorite players for when I got back into watching every game.

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