Brown signed a contract Thursday with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association, Sportando reports.
After losing out to Ray McCallum for the third-string job at point guard while attending training camp with the Pistons, Brown has finally found a new home. If he impresses during his stint in China, he could get a look at the NBA level at some point in the spring.
Brown was let go by the Pistons on Saturday, Aaron McMann of MLive.com reports.
Brown has played sporadically for the 76ers, Timberwolves, and Suns over the past three seasons. He was unable to make the final roster for the Pistons, so he will likely head back to the D-League where he will work toward another opportunity.
Brown will climb up the depth chart with Reggie Jackson (knee) expected to be sidelined for the next six-to-eight weeks, settling in behind Ish Smith, who is now slated to start. The
It appears that Brown's familiarity with coach Stan Van Gundy's offense is conferring him the early advantage in the job battle, but he's far from a safe bet to keep McCallum at bay. Both players are on non-guaranteed contracts, so the roster spot will likely come down to whichever point guard performs better during camp.
Coach Stan Van Gundy said Friday that Brown could remain on the roster as the
Brown is under contract for $1.01 million in 2016-17, but his deal won't become fully guaranteed until January, giving the Pistons some flexibility in the event they have interest in a free agent point guard available for the veteran's minimum. In the event nobody on the open market stands out, it appears the Pistons are comfortable proceeding with Brown as their third point guard behind Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith. Brown averaged 14.2 points (on 53.1% shooting from the floor), 3.6 steals, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.2 minutes per game across his five summer league appearances.
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