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Aaron Brooks agrees to play for Sacramento Kings | NBA

The Sacramento Kings have agreed on a contract with guard Aaron Brooks, a graduate of Franklin High School in Seattle who played in China last season after four NBA seasons.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings have a deal with guard Aaron Brooks, a graduate of Franklin High School in Seattle who played in China last season.

The Phoenix Suns withdrew their qualifying offer to Brooks on July 7, making the 27-year-old an unrestricted free agent. The Sacramento Bee reported his contract would be for two years and worth about $3 million this season.

Brooks was acquired by Phoenix from Houston at the 2011 trade deadline. He was the league's most improved player in the 2009-10 season, when he posted NBA career-best averages of 19.6 points and 5.3 assists for Houston.

Brooks played in 41 games last season for the Guandong Southern Tigers and averaged a team-high 22.3 points.

Meanwhile, the Kings got forward James Johnson in a trade with Toronto; they gave up a 2014 second-round draft pick.

Knicks face decision on Lin

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have until Tuesday night to match a three-year, $25.1 million offer to popular point guard Jeremy Lin or lose him to Houston.

The offer devised by the Rockets has a $14.98 million balloon payment in the final year, a provision that could cost the Knicks three times that amount in luxury-tax penalties.


• Guard O.J. Mayo, previously with Memphis, tweeted he "will be signing" with Dallas.

• Ex-Washington Huskies standout Terrence Ross, the eighth player taken in last month's draft, scored 11 points for Toronto in an 85-75 loss to Dallas in a summer-league game in Las Vegas.

• In another summer game, former Gonzaga player Adam Morrison, 27, had 11 points for the Los Angeles Clippers in a 73-64 loss to Minnesota.

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