Posted by Royce Young
A report in New York had the Rockets eager to dump Aaron Brooks, and that the Knicks were mulling a deal.
The primary point of the report, that the Knicks are interested in Brooks, is entirely accurate.
According to two individuals with knowledge of the Rockets' thinking, the Rockets are not mulling a deal because so far there is not one to consider, and the Rockets are not looking to dump Brooks. Not even close.
He could be moved by the deadline, which has been true for most of the Rockets roster since Yao Ming started limping Nov. 10, long before Brooks stalked off the floor on Saturday. The Rockets, however, are not in talks to deal him and really don't want to.
Again, Brooks is a restricted free agent and has some clashes with both the front office and the coaching staff. His role has been altered in Houston and by all appearances, he's a bit unhappy.
But as the report says, just because Brooks has pouted a bit lately doesn't mean the Rockets are going to jump up and move him. Professional athletes have emotions but they also get over things. Whatever the case, as the deadline approaches, Brooks' situation is one to keep an eye on.