Nine days to go!Is Brooks hidden or protected by the Rockets?Four years and 7.2 million is too early

2022-05-01 0 By

The NBA is nine days away from the February 11 trade deadline.That also means time is running out for the many NBA teams with trade plans.How to make your team stronger in nine days is the only thought of a bunch of playoff-level teams, and how to make your team look more promising is the collective hope of tanking teams.For the Houston Rockets, with the possible exception of Porter, Jaylen Green and Shin Kyung, there is no one who is not for sale.The Rockets have already made it clear that Gordon only needs a first-round pick, wood is not out of the question, and the Heat’s Duncan Robinson looks good, but the Rockets need more.As for other players, the Rockets have plans to trade them as well, such as center Tess, small forward David Nwaba and even shooter Amony Brooks, who has had an up-and-down season for the Rockets.In contrast to theys, Nuwaba and Agustin who have been out of the rotation, Brooks is also slowly out of the rotation, the rockets last three games Brooks 0 points 2 games, one (against golden State) was not played.According to the injury report before the rockets and Warriors game, the Rockets have no players on the injured list except Wall, Nicks and Quinn for the Vipers, and Garuba out for 6-8 weeks. Even Porter Jr. and Wood are back for the win over the Warriors.However, at this juncture, Brooks has unexpectedly faded out of the Rockets rotation lineup.Considering Brooks still has some value and he’s only 23 years old, it wouldn’t be a surprise to fans if the Rockets traded him in the next nine days.Brooks is averaging 6.6 points, 1.3 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 0.6 steals on 35.8 percent shooting, 31 percent shooting and 84.2 percent shooting in 38 games.As you can see, in addition to the first-class free throws, Brooks field goal percentage and three-point percentage, has reached a career low.Compared to last season, Brooks’ decline is visible to the naked eye.That’s probably why Silas kept Brooks out of the game, plus Brooks is still valuable to teams that need outside shooters, so can we interpret this as “pre-trade protection”?After all, with the trade deadline approaching, the Rockets certainly don’t want to hurt any of their potential trade assets, and that’s probably why Brooks, Augustin, Tess and Nuwaba are sheltering.The Rockets signed Brooks to an NBA-standard four-year contract worth up to $7.2 million before the season, when he was brilliant and the rockets’ most dangerous 3-point shooter on the perimeter, but his form and competition from Garrison Matthews have faded.The four-year, $7.2 million deal is early. Fortunately, Brooks is fully guaranteed only for the first year of his four-year deal, with the second and third years having trigger dates in July of that year, and the fourth year being a team option.So whether the Rockets keep Brooks or trade him, Brooks’ four-year contract should not have much impact on the team, which is one of the advantages of Brooks being easily traded.