Head coach Dwane Casey said Brown is attempting to make the move to point guard, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
The 42nd overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, Brown was expected to enter the league as a shooting guard, but it appears the Pistons think he's got more upside as a lead guard instead. Trying to become more of a facilitator and running the offense at the NBA level will certainly take some time to get used to, so Brown could struggle to make an impact right away. Starting point guard Reggie Jackson (ankle) is also reportedly healthy, in addition to the likes of Ish Smith, Jose Calderon and Langston Galloway all being able to play the position, so Brown has a long way to go to earn significant minutes.
Brown posted 11 points (3-17 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, four assists and three steals across 33 minutes during the Pistons' 101-78 loss to the Lakers in a Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal-round contest Sunday.
The UM product closed out an otherwise impressive summer league with a nightmarish performance from the field. However, Brown kept chucking away and attacking the basket, which helped him prop his final numbers with a perfect showing from the charity stripe. Brown's overall numbers in Las Vegas were notable, but he'll have plenty to work on in training camp after draining just seven of his 32 attempts over his final two summer league contests.
Brown generated 12 points (4-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks across 33 minutes during the Pistons' 72-66 win over the Bulls in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Saturday.
The rookie from UM continues to turn heads in the desert, with Saturday serving as his latest well-rounded effort. Brown has averaged 12.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals across 29.8 minutes over five games, seemingly making the type of impression that will give him some strong momentum heading into his first NBA training camp.
Brown tallied 15 points (6-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, six assists, five steals and a block across 32 minutes during Wednesday's 64-59 summer league victory over the Timberwolves.
Brown managed to lead the Pistons in points, rebounds, assists and steals Wednesday. Selected with the 42nd overall pick in this year's draft after two seasons at Miami, Brown will attempt to build on Wednesday's effort for the remainder of summer league and through training camp in hopes of finding rotational minutes on Detroit. Aside from the relatively established group of Reggie Bullock, Stanley Johnson and Luke Kennard, reserve minutes on the wing may be up for grabs.
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