Second-year sharpshooter Armoni Brooks will play in 2021 Las Vegas Summer League action for the first time on Sunday when the Rockets face off against the Orlando Magic. Brooks had missed Houston’s first three games due to a stint in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
“I have a little catching up to do in terms of my personal conditioning,” Brooks told Jonthan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. “Sitting on your butt can really put a tag on you when you’re used to working out every single day. Just getting a couple workouts in, getting my legs back under me and getting back in the rhythm, and I’ll be ready.”
In his first pro season after going undrafted out of college, Brooks set a record for the most made 3-pointers (60) over the first 20 games of any NBA player’s career. Overall, the 6-foot-3 guard averaged 11.2 points (38.2% on 3-pointers) and 3.4 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game.
As of now, the 23-year-old isn’t yet under contract for the 2021-22 season. However, Houston did issue Brooks a qualifying offer earlier this month, which makes him a restricted free agent and gives the Rockets matching rights during any upcoming contract negotiations.