Brooks confirmed via his personal Instagram account that he suffered a torn left Achilles' tendon while playing in a game Sunday for the Illawarra Hawks of the Australian National Basketball League.
Illawarra confirmed that the injury ends Brooks' season, and the 34-year-old noted in his Instagram post that he would "begin the second phase of his life," likely spelling an end to his 13-year playing career. Along with stops in Australia and China, Brooks appeared in 645 regular-season contests at the NBA level between the Rockets, Suns, Kings, Nuggets, Bulls, Pacers and Timberwolves. He averaged 9.7 points, 3.0 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 20.8 minutes in those games.
Brooks supplied 12 points (4-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists across 16 minutes in Sunday's 121-97 loss to the Jazz.
With Jeff Teague (knee) out of action, Brooks saw a rare allotment of appreciable minutes behind starter Tyus Jones, his most since Jan. 8. The 10-year veteran parlayed them into a season-high scoring total despite some spotty shooting, but the surge is likely to be short-lived. Prior to Sunday, Brooks had seen the floor for a grand total of just 14 minutes since the All-Star break, and that's likely to be the norm once again as soon as Teague returns to action.
Brooks (personal) did not see the floor Friday against the Jazz.
Brooks was held out of the team's previous game Thursday in Portland due to a personal issue, and his status was never clarified prior to Friday's contest. Considering Brooks isn't a part of the regular rotation, it's unclear if he was available, but the veteran should be back with the team for its next game Thursday versus Boston following an unusually long, five-day layoff.
Brooks will not play during Thursday's tilt against the Trail Blazers due to personal reasons.
No specific reason has been given for his absence and it's unclear if he will miss more than one contest. However, given he's played a combined two minutes in the past two games, his absence shouldn't affect the team's rotation.
Brooks scored two points with an assist and a steal in 21 minutes in Sunday's win at Indiana.
Brooks should get 5 to 10 minutes per game off the bench as the backup point guard to Tyus Jones with Jeff Teague out with a knee injury. He may not produce enough in that role for viable fantasy value in most leagues, but he's worth keeping tabs on in case Jones is hurt or struggles.
Brooks (illness) will be available for Thursday's game against the Bucks, Wolves radio voice Alan Horton reports.
Brooks missed Wednesday's win over Denver due to an illness, but he'll again be an option off the bench for coach Tom Thibodeau on Thursday. The veteran has not been a part of the regular rotation this season, but he could see a bit of a bump in minutes in the wake of Jeff Teague's knee injury, which will likely keep him out for 2-to-4 weeks.
Brooks (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks, Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press reports.
Brooks will likely receive treatment throughout the day with the hope of feeling better by the end of pregame warmups, though we may not get final word on his availability until right before tip-off. Prior to the injury, Brooks had been outside the regular rotation, though Jeff Teague just went down with sprained knee and is out indefinitely, so Brooks would have the chance to get some run if he's ultimately cleared to play.
Brooks will be held out of Wednesday's game against the Nuggets due to illness.
The veteran hasn't been a part of the regular rotation this season, and he's been a DNP-CD in all but one game in the month of December. Brooks' status will be revisited Thursday morning as the Wolves prepare for the evening's matchup with Milwaukee.
Brooks started at point guard in Friday's loss to Orlando with Jeff Teague (Achilles) sidelined. However, he scored just three points with two assists in 13 minutes.
It was odd that Brooks got the start since he's rarely played this season and Tyus Jones has served as the backup point guard. Jones played 33 minutes so Brooks likely got the nominal start as a veteran. Jones will likely get the bulk of playing time at point guard if Teague remains out.
Brooks will draw the start at point guard for Friday's game against the Heat due to Jeff Teague (Achilles) being sidelined.
The decision to start Brooks is somewhat odd considering he's played just 15 total minutes for the team. Regardless, he could make for a solid DFS play while Teague is out.
Brooks scored five points with one rebound and one steal in five minutes in Tuesday's loss to Indianapolis.
Brooks made his Timberwolves debut, but only because it was a blowout loss. Brooks is going to make only token appearances off the bench barring an injury in the backcourt.
Brooks did not play in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio due to a coach's decision.
Brooks lost out on a preseason battle to Tyus Jones for the backup point guard role. It looks like he'll rarely get off the bench barring injuries.
Brooks played 10.6 minutes per game over two appearances this preseason.
Brooks signed with Minnesota in late September after playing for the Hawks last season. The 32-year-old won't likely see the court much since Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones are lined up to receive the bulk of minutes at point guard this season.
Brooks agreed to a contract with the Timberwolves on Thursday.
The veteran spent last season with the Pacers, posting a modest 5.0 points, 1.9 assists and 1.1 rebounds across 13.8 minutes per game. His workload doesn't project to change in a positive direction, as the Wolves are certainly set with their starting point guard Jeff Teague. That said, he could compete for the reserve role with Tyus Jones and has a good enough of an outside shot to play shooting guard in small-ball lineups.
Brooks is no longer listed on the team's injury report.
Brooks was recently dealing with soreness in his right knee. After being taken off the injury report, Brooks will most likely be a full go for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
Brooks suffered an injury to his right knee during Monday's game and is questionable to return.
Early reports are that Brooks is dealing with a sore right knee. If he can't return to the hardwood, both Monta Ellis and Lance Stephenson could be called on to pick up the slack.
Brooks recorded 18 points (6-15 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal over 28 minutes in Wednesday's 110-97 loss to the Grizzlies.
It looked like Brooks wanted to win the game on his own in the first half, as the journeyman point guard drained all four of his 3-pointers and another 2-point shot in the first two quarters. He usually only averages 13.3 minutes of usage behind Jeff Teague, but the team exhausted itself trying to keep up with Mike Conley and as a result, Brooks saw some more time and took advantage of the opportunity. Despite this exceptional outing, Brooks is essentially a role player who has little fantasy value. Unless something happens to Teague, he should remain on the waiver wire.
Brooks (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in an 87-81 loss to the Knicks on Tuesday.
Brooks hasn't played in any of the Pacers' last three games, and has made only two appearances in March. When both Jeff Teague and Rodney Stuckey are healthy, it looks as though Brooks will find himself out of the rotation more often than not.
Brooks (coach's decision) didn't leave the bench in Monday's 93-90 win over the Thunder.
With Rodney Stuckey (ankle) returning from a two-game absence, coach Nate McMillan didn't have room in his rotation for Brooks, who fell to third on the depth chart at point guard. Brooks also failed to play in the previous contest where Stuckey was available, so it appears that when the Pacers backcourt is at full strength, Brooks won't see the floor outside of garbage time.
Brooks (ankle) logged 13 minutes in a 109-103 win over the Timberwolves on Thursday, providing zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and three rebounds.
Following a one-game hiatus due to a sore knee, Brooks resumed his usual role on the Pacers' second unit, but didn't offer much of an impact during his time on the court. The veteran point guard will struggle to see meaningful minutes as long as starter Jeff Teague remains healthy, and could even lose out on court time when Rodney Stuckey (hamstring) returns to action.
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