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Aaron Brooks Deserves New Contract...Just Not Yet

Kyle Lowry got his payday, as did Luis Scola.  And now Aaron Brooks wants his, too

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But such an extension will not be the case. Brooks will get his payday eventually, but GM Daryl Morey is not budging on contract discussions:

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"We're not doing extensions," Morey said. "Quite a few guys on the team are up for extensions. Just policy-wise, we're not doing it.

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Brooks is a restricted free agent at the end of this year, and the Rockets will presumably match any offer put forth. Currently, Brooks is 10th highest paid player of the team. 

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Brooks is understandably frustrated, but there is good news. I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico. Brooks isn't letting the contract situation affect his game. In fact, it's motivating him: 

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Asked if he felt he still had to prove himself, Brooks said, "I guess I do...I'm a work in progress. I'm not satisfied with myself. I've got a lot of work to do. For me, nothing has changed."

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