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Report: Aaron Brooks signs in China

Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:27 pm
Posted by Royce Young

It hasn't exactly been a mass exodus overseas for players since negotiations blew up, but you can add Aaron Brooks to the list. According to Yahoo! Sports, Brooks has signed for one year with Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Now I'm sure you remember that China has a no NBA opt-out rule in effect right now, so Brooks is obligated to play the entire season with the Southern Tigers, which starts this weekend and runs through February.

Brooks has a little bit of name recognition in China as he spent a few seasons playing with Yao Ming in Houston. He's been rumored to be heading far east for a few months but finally decided to take the plunge when the NBA season exploded. Brooks will reportedly make $2 million playing this season in China.

Brooks joins Yi Jianlian, Fred Jones and Lester Hudson on the Southern Tigers. I know absolutely nothing about Chinese basketball, but I'm assuming the Southern Tigers will be pretty good this year.
Category: NBA

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 2:07 pm

Report: Aaron Brooks signs in China

Those players that would sign to play overseas in another league seem to me as if they are cheapen their product. These players claim to be the best and would want to be paid handsomely.

The talent pool would be inferior, you might have bulls eye on your back, whereas other league members would want to take you out knowing the type salary you are getting that might include a few perks the other team members are not getting.

The team medical staff is certainly inferior and travel arrangements are not at the top of the I would want to stay in this hotel.

The owners are certainly taking note of this as they now know that you would be willing to take cheapen yourself by playing overseas, so we now don’t have to pay you as much. Nor do we have to provide all the perks with travel arrangements, hotel accommodations and other perks provided by a NBA team.

Two words “OVER PAID”

Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 5:31 pm

Report: Aaron Brooks signs in China

Aaron Brooks? Wasn't he the Quarterback for the Saints, way back when? -Vince Vega

...that's so funny, Vince.   I probably wouldn't have bothered if i thought it was NBA and not the missing QB, but I thought the EXACT SAME thing .  I was wondering how many years he's been departed from the Saints/Packers. 

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 4:14 pm

Report: Aaron Brooks signs in China

Aaron Brooks? Wasn't he the Quarterback for the Saints, way back when?

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