Aaron Brooks originally declined trade to Nuggets

Feb 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls point guard D.J. Augustin (14) is fouled by Denver Nuggets point guard Aaron Brooks (0) during the second half at the United Center. Chicago won 117-89. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports


At the NBA trade deadline, the Denver Nuggets desperately needed a point guard. Injuries to stater Ty Lawson and backup Nate Washington, along with the trade of disgruntled veteran Andre Miller, had left the team without a true point man.

Luckily for the Nuggets and their fans, the team executed a trade with the Houston Rockets for Aaron Brooks that sent Jordan Hamilton to Texas. But the trade was almost finished before it got started. Brooks recently told the Denver team web site that he refused to waive his no-trade clause when he first heard of the swap.

“I have a lot of family and friends in Houston. I was there almost five years total in my career. The connection I have with them was real close. It’s funny because I actually declined (the trade) at first and then went back and thought about it and okayed it. Denver’s an up-and-coming team. They have talent and I thought it was a good opportunity.”

Since coming over to the Nuggets, Brooks has averaged 13.3 points and 30 minutes per game.


Topics: Aaron Brooks, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets

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