With free agent point guards that fit the bill as a potential Chicago Bulls backup flying off the board, the Bulls have brought back Aaron Brooks on a one-year deal, per ESPN’s Marc Stein.
ESPN sources say Aaron Brooks has struck a one-year deal to return to the Chicago Bulls
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2015
Brooks averaged 11.6. points per game last season with the Bulls, joining the recent backup point guards to have a bit of a resurgence under former head coach Tom Thibodeau. Previously, Nate Robinson and D.J. Augustin parlayed big years backing up Derrick Rose into larger contracts of their own.
The signing of Brooks caps off the Bulls offseason barring any trades, which are still quite possible. The Bulls brought back both Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy, giving Fred Hoiberg essentially the same team to work with that Thibodeau had last season with the addition of first round pick Bobby Portis.
With plenty of time before the season begins, the Bulls could look to move one of their big men. It’s unclear how the combinations of Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Portis will work, but Noah and Gibson are often the names brought up in trade rumors.