Bulls, free-agent guard Aaron Brooks closing in on deal

Bulls, free-agent guard Aaron Brooks closing in on deal
July 19, 2014, 12:30 pm
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The Bulls' pursuit of free agent Aaron Brooks is close to materializing into a contract, according to a league source.

CSNChicago.com first reported Thursday that there was mutual interest between the Bulls and the diminutive scoring point guard, who follows in the tradition of C.J. Watson, John Lucas III, Nate Robinson and D.J. Augustin, who recently signed with Detroit.

The organization also considered the likes of veteran floor general Jameer Nelson, who was waived by Orlando earlier this offseason, and Utah's Lucas III, a favorite of Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, though Lucas is currently under contract with the Jazz for next season, albeit a non-guaranteed deal.

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The Bulls are likely to reach a veteran-minimum deal with Brooks, making him the 12th player the team has under contract heading into the upcoming season and sharing backup point-guard duties with the re-signed Kirk Hinrich, who will also see minutes at shooting guard.

Brooks nearing a deal with the Bulls was first reported by the Chicago Tribune.