The Spurs have signed journeyman forward Derrick Brown
to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, according to Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears
Brown (6-foot-8, 235 pounds) was originally drafted in the second round by Charlotte in 2009.
He was picked up by the Knicks after the Bobcats waived him midway through his second season. Brown, 25, returned to Charlotte last season, averaging 8.1 points (51.8 percent shooting) and 3.6 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per game. His 14.7 PER was just a hair under the weighted league average. The bad news — it came while playing for one of the worst teams in history.
Writer’s note: I consider myself a pretty educated NBA fan, but I literally cannot tell you a single thing about Brown other than his stats look fairly decent for a castoff type. His (admittedly dated) scouting report at Draft Express
describes an athletic, undersized tweener who lacks polish. Here’s a more recent assessment from something called NBApostup.com
At any rate, I certainly like this pickup better than the corpse of Tracy McGrady, who reportedly worked out with the Spurs earlier this week. Maybe he’ll thrive in a winning atmosphere — provided he makes it through training camp, of course. Spurs Nation