Kings Sign Aaron Brooks to Two Year Deal, Waive Hassan Whiteside

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 02: Aaron Brooks #0 of the Phoenix Suns drives around Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics n March 2, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

When it rains it pours. According to Kings Play-by-Play Announcer Grant Napear, Free Agent PG Aaron Brooks is coming to Sacramento. Brooks himself seems to back this up with a tweet from his verified account (meaning it's actually him).

No contract details have been reported yet, but after this morning's acquisition of James Johnson, the Kings had just $2.5 million left in cap space. This move is one that has been seen as a long time coming by Kings observers as Geoff Petrie has liked Brooks for a while now. Without any other moves, this puts the Kings roster at 15, which is max capacity. Most NBA teams like to stick with 14 man rosters to keep the flexibility the final spot provides so more moves could be incoming.

Brooks did not play in the NBA last season as he opted to stay in China during the lockout. Brooks has averaged 12.5 PPG, .363 3P% and 3.6 APG in 25.0 MPG over his career. Brooks was the NBA's Most Improved Player in 2010 when he averaged over 19 points and 5 assists while leading the league in threes made and attempted.

Brooks will likely be slotted in to back up Isaiah Thomas in the rotation, but he could be in the running for the starting spot if he earns it. More on the Brooks acquisition as details come through.

UPDATE 1:58 PM: Sam Amick confirms that Brooks will sign with Sacramento.

UPDATE 1:59 PM: Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld says it will be a two year deal.

UPDATE 2:18 PM: Jason Jones reports the deal looks to be worth about $3 million a year over two years.

UPDATE 2:25 PM: The Sacramento Kings have announced they have waived F/C Hassan Whiteside. That puts the roster back to 14.

UPDATE 2:32 PM: Sam Amick reports the deal is $6.6 million over two years, with the second year being a player option.

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