Sacramento Kings waive G Aaron Brooks

The Sacramento Kings have waived guard Aaron Brooks.

The Kings announced the decision Friday night during their game

in San Antonio. Brooks averaged eight points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3

assists in 20.8 minutes per game. He played in 46 games, starting

20.

The Seattle native had talked in recent weeks about the

possibility of playing in his hometown next season. The Maloof

family has agreed to sell the Kings to a Seattle group led by

hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft Chief Executive Steve

Ballmer.

That deal must still be approved by the NBA’s Board of

Governors. A Sacramento group headed by 24 Hour Fitness founder

Mark Mastrov and billionaire Ron Burkle also has submitted a bid to

the league in an attempt to keep the Kings in California’s capital

city.