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Report: Pacers agree to one-year, $2.5 million contract with Aaron Brooks

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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 18: Aaron Brooks #0 of the Chicago Bulls collides with Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers at the United Center on March 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Pacers 103-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Pacers want to run a more dynamic up-tempo offense, and that meant changing point guards.

They traded for their starter in Jeff Teague, and now they’ve signed a backup in Aaron Brooks.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

This would fit into the $2,898,000 room exception. So, the Pacers will probably wait to make the deal official, using the rest of their cap space first. Renegotiating and extending Teague’s contract appears to be a priority.

In a thin field of free agent point guards, it was hard to do much better than Brooks at this point. But that doesn’t make him a safe choice. At age 31, the undersized quick point guard has already begun to show signs of decline. His penetrating skills have slipped, and he was never a good defender.

At least it’s just a one-year deal, so Indiana isn’t stuck. And if Brooks doesn’t work out this season -- when the Pacers are a trendy choice to secure home-court advantage in the first round -- Monta Ellis and Rodney Stuckey can always work as primary ball-handlers.