The first year of the deal is guaranteed, Wojnarowski noted, with “trigger dates” for guarantees after that.
Brooks, 23, is 6-foot-3 and appeared in 20 games with Houston to close out the season, averaging a somewhat surprising 11.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. He signed a camp deal with the team in August.
“Brooks had long been considered likely to be with the Rockets at camp given their appreciation for his play and growth last season and his belief that he could continue to improve and carve out a niche with the Rockets,” Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle wrote at the time.
Brooks went undrafted out of the University of Houston in 2019. He has spent time in the G League with the College Park Skyhawks and Rio Grande Valley Vipers.