The Phoenix Suns made Aaron Brooks a qualifying offer last Thursday, however they are not the only team interested in the point guard.
With Jimmer Fredette’s addition to a backcourt featuring Tyreke Evans, Sacramento doesn’t have a playmaker, but the answer might come in free agency, whenever that is. The Kings plan on making a pitch for the Suns’ Aaron Brooks, who is restricted. Phoenix made him a qualifying offer on Thursday.
While the Kings may be interested in Brooks, he is a restricted free agent meaning the Suns will have an opportunity to match any offer made by the Kings.
Since this is the case, the Kings would likely have to overpay for Brooks by giving him an offer the Suns are unwilling to match.
Brooks averaged 11 points and four assists per game last season. Although he is a quality player who has the skills necessary to contribute, he may not be the best option for Sacramento.
With Evans, Fredette, Cousins and other capable scorers, the Kings need a pass first point guard, not Aaron Brooks.