Brown spent the 2016-17 in China with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls and with the Grand Rapids Drive of the G League. Brown averaged 23.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in 11 outings with the Drive last season and will likely spend most of next season in the G League once again.
Charania reported earlier Monday that Brown would join the Pistons after the team waived veteran guard Beno Udrih, but both moves have been voided, as they were not completed prior to the deadline. Brown, who spent summer league and training camp with Detroit, will remain in the D-Leaugue, while Udrih will play out the final two games of the regular season with the Pistons. Detroit's interest in Brown could extend into the offseason, and it's likely the former NC State star will garner significant interest as a summer league addition, who could potentially vie for a roster spot in training camp in the fall.
Brown, who spent summer league and training camp with the Pistons, hasn't appeared in an NBA game this season, instead splitting the year between the Chinese Basketball Association and the D-League. With only two games remaining, the Pistons are just bringing in Brown to provide some more depth at point guard since backup Beno Udrih (knee), who will be waived in a corresponding move, was unlikely to be available for those contests. Brown should also have an opportunity to stake his claim to a roster spot during training camp next fall.
Brown signed a contract with the D-League's Grand Rapid Drive on Friday, Chris Reichert of The Step Back reports.
The NBA journeyman went overseas in December, inking a contract with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association. The move to Grand Rapids makes sense, since Brown spent the entire preseason with the Pistons. He has had previous stints with the 76ers, Timberwolves, and Suns.
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.
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|2011-12||North Carolina State||37||1268||165||367||45.0||27||77||35.1||113||155||72.9||470||12.7|
|2012-13||North Carolina State||33||1129||140||334||41.9||20||76||26.3||108||140||77.1||408||12.4|
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|2010-11||North Carolina State||31||892||90||2.9||116||3.7||40||1.3||11||0.4||72|
|2011-12||North Carolina State||37||1268||140||3.8||234||6.3||67||1.8||20||0.5||118|
|2012-13||North Carolina State||33||1129||121||3.7||239||7.2||65||2.0||19||0.6||114|