Brown has agreed to a one-year contract with Darussafaka in Turkey, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Brown, the 44th overall pick in the 2014 Draft out of Oklahoma State, played just four games for the Rockets last season. He spent most of the year in the G-League, where he played for both the Oklahoma City Blue and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, averaging 16.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting. In signing only a one-year deal, it seems likely Brown will be heading overseas to refine his skills, and then attempt to return to the NBA.
To his credit, Brown didn't let his shooting struggles deter him, as he remained aggressive enough to log a team-high number of visits to the charity stripe. The fourth-year guard saw action in 109 games with the Nets over his first two pro seasons before suiting up for only four with the Rockets last year. He's shown the ability for the occasional offensive outburst in the past, and he thrived in G-League play last year with 16.8 points (on 44.7 percent shooting), 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals across 31.9 minutes over 31 games (27 starts). It remains to be seen if he'll garner an opportunity to continue making his case for a roster spot in training camp.
Brown recorded 41 points (12-19 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 13-15 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals during Friday's 117-111 win over host Iowa Wolves.
The former Oklahoma State guard tied his career high with 41 points and was also able to produce his second double-double of the year. Brown has been lurking in double digits in points scored this season but has the ability to break-out past the 20-point mark occasionally, like his performance Friday. The second-year player is averaging 17.2 points and 4.6 rebounds for the Vipers.
Brown logged 36 minutes Tuesday for the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers in their 132-121 win over the Oklahoma City Blue, producing 10 points (3-11 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, three rebounds and one steal.
Though Rio Grande Valley is off the schedule until Feb. 23, Brown won't rejoin the Rockets after the NBA team instead elected to call up Zhou Qi, Chinanu Onuaku and Troy Williams from the G League. Brown remains buried on the Rockets' depth chart in the backcourt and is unlikely to see extended minutes at the NBA level this season unless the team encounters a rash of injuries at guard.
Brown is expected to be a part of the bench rotation Wednesday against the Heat, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Brown is on a two-way deal and has spent much of the year in the G-League, but coach Mike D'Antoni said that Brown will see some minutes Wednesday with the Rockets dealing with a few injuries and playing on the second night of a back-to-back. The former Oklahoma State star was a DNP-CD on Tuesday but saw five minutes of action in garbage time Saturday in Cleveland.
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