Brooks agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Pacers on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. The eight-year veteran has spent the last two seasons backing up Derrick Rose with the Bulls and is coming off a 2015-16 campaign where he posted averages of 7.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists over 16 minutes per game. Brooks will join the Pacers as depth at point guard and will likely share a backup role with Rodney Stuckey. However, Brooks shouldn't see a huge jump in minutes despite the change in scenery, so his fantasy value may remain a bit restricted.
Brooks played 69 games for the Bulls last season and averaged 7.1 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 three-pointers and 0.4 steals over 16.1 minutes per game. He shot 40.1 percent from the field and, 35.7 percent from behind the arc and 76.6 percent from the charity stripe. Brooks provided the Bulls with a veteran backup off the bench, but wasn't a major contributor even with starter Derrick Rose battling injuries throughout the season. Brooks is a free agent this summer and is questionable to return with the Bulls considering they have already traded for Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant and Spencer Dinwiddie.
Brooks came off the bench to provide 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt), six assists, four rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes during Monday's loss to the Hawks. The veteran was a spark off the bench Monday, as he scored his most points since the first of the month and delivered his highest assist total during that span as well. Despite Monday's performance, Brooks remains a reserve option and will likely continue to provide inconsistent production from game to game.
Brooks contributed two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), six assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 15 minutes during the Bulls' 109-102 victory versus the Kings on Monday. Brooks committed two turnovers, but it was a decent performance in limited playing time. With Kirk Hinrich no longer on the roster, Brooks is the lone backup point guard for the Bulls. Still, Derrick Rose has been playing well lately, and Brooks likely won't see many minutes unless Rose suffers an injury.
Brooks (knee) will be available Wednesday against the Spurs, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Brooks was dealing with right knee tendinitis that limited him to only four minutes Monday against Milwaukee, but after taking it easy in practice the last two days, he'll be available off the bench for coach Fred Hoiberg on Thursday. Brooks' fantasy value in most formats is very limited, as he closed the month of February averaging just 15.2 minutes per game.
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