Lance Blanks has been sent to China to check on Aaron Brooks. The Guandong Tiger is averaging 21.9 points, 4.7 assists and 1.9 steals a game. He is currently playing in the CBA championship against Stephon Marbury's club, the Beijing Ducks.
So what is the story behind the visit? Blanks is saying a lot of kind things, which could lead one to believe the Suns are hoping for the 27 year old point guard to return to the desert. Said Blanks: "The trip is more about a relationship that we have with someone who has worn a Suns' uniform. Aaron is a part of the Suns family, so we thought it was important to take the time to see him in China."
Hm. I think that's a little over the top. This sounds a little more truthful to me:
"Going over to China will give us a chance to sit down with Aaron and see where his head is, in terms of his experience in China and his future ..."
Check out the full article and decide for yourself:
And if you missed it, Alex Laugan wrote a nice piece on the intricacies of a potential Brooks return and or trade.