Brown failed to score (0-2 FG) in five minutes off the bench Wednesday against Charlotte. Brown started the regular season starting some games and getting a healthy amount of playing time, however Wednesday night was his first appearance in seven matchups for Brooklyn. In the six games he has participated in, Brown is averaging 3.5 points per game.
Brown is expected to remain in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Bucks, Newsday's Rod Boone reports. Brown scored just two points and played only 14 minutes in his last start Saturday -- a Nets loss -- but it appears head coach Lionel Hollins will stick with him as the starting shooting guard for now.
Brown will start at shooting guard Saturday against the Grizzlies, Andy Vasquez of The Record reports. Brown takes over for Wayne Ellington even though Brown saw just a total of 17 minutes through the first two games of the season. Ellington has only averaged 15.0 minutes per game, so Brown's promotion to the starting five may not actually come with much of a bump in playing time.
Brown (oblique) was able to take limited contact in Thursday's practice, Rod Boone of Newsday reports. Brown is progressing in the right direction after the oblique injury sidelined him for the entire preseason schedule, and is aiming to be ready for the Nets' regular-season opener next week. Once healthy, Brown isn't likely to be a major factor in coach Lionel Hollins' rotation.
Brown (oblique) was able to participate in the non-contact portions of Wednesday's practice, Andy Vasquez of The Record reports. Brown has dealt with his oblique injury throughout the preseason and his availability for the season opener against the Bulls on Oct. 28 stills remains questionable. Although, he's in line for limited minutes at the guard positions and his potential absence won't necessarily create unexpected playing time for his fellow teammates.
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