Brown tallied a season-high 35 points (11-19 FG, 10-16 3Pt, 3-5 FT) to go with seven assists, three rebound and one steal across 42 minutes for the G League's Iowa Wolves in a 124-102 win over the Oklahoma City Blue on Monday. The 10 three-pointers were an Iowa franchise record. Aside from a brief promotion to the Timberwolves in November, Brown, one of two players in the organization signed to a two-way contract, has spent the entire campaign in the G League. Regarded mostly as a defensive specialist for his first two seasons in the pro ranks, Brown has shown some unexpected aptitude as an outside shooter across 19 games with Iowa. He's knocked down 41.7 percent of his 3-point tries for the season, which could result in him getting a longer look in the NBA at some point later on in the campaign.
Brown was recalled from the G-League on Wednesday, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports. Brown, who is on a two-way contract, has spent the majority of the season with the Timberwolves' G-League affiliate. He's played in seven games so far at the G-League level, averaging an impressive 23.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals across 42.4 minutes. He'll earn the promotion to the big club for Wednesday's contest, but likely won't see the floor if the game remains competitive, keeping him off the fantasy radar.
Brown agreed to a two-way contract with the Timberwolves on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Brown began the 2016-17 campaign on the Pelicans before being waived and subsequently picked up by the Magic on a 10-day contract. He wasn't extended a second 10-day offer by Orlando. In his 11 NBA games last season, Brown posted 3.9 points and 3.0 rebounds across 14.5 minutes per game while shooting 36.0 percent from the field and 25.9 percent from beyond the arc. He spent most of last year in the D-League, however, with the Erie BayHawks. In Erie, he provided 20.3 points, 5.4 boards, 3.1 dimes and 1.0 steals across 37.8 minutes per game while hitting 46.6 percent of his looks from the field and a scorching hot 46.7 percent of his shots from deep on 5.1 attempts per game. The Timberwolves are likely hoping they can develop the 24-year-old shooting guard/small forward into an NBA-level perimeter threat, as their current team doesn't have any true three-point marksmen.
The Magic decided not to extend another 10-day contract to Brown after his first 10-day deal expired Tuesday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Magic brought Brown in from the D-League's Eric BayHawks in order to provide some extra depth on the wing while Evan Fournier (foot) was out, but it appears the team no longer views Brown as a necessary piece following Fournier's return to action in Monday's overtime loss to the Timberwolves. Brown is now expected to report back to the BayHawks, with whom he was averaging 21.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steal in 39.2 minutes per game prior to his promotion to the NBA.
Brown signed a 10-day contract with the Magic on Sunday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Brown, a second-year forward out of Stanford, previously made nine appearances with the Pelicans before being waived in early December. He signed in the D-League shortly thereafter and has performed well for the Magic's affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, averaging 21.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steal in 39.2 minutes per game while shooting 47.2 percent from three-point range. With the Magic expected to be without three of their shooting guards in Evan Fournier (foot), Jodie Meeks (thumb) and C.J. Wilcox (knee) for Sunday's game against the Warriors, Brown should help bolster the team's depth on the wing.
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