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Kwame Brown
C - 6'11, 270lbs - 41 years old - 13 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
  • Birthdate: 03/10/1982
  • Drafted (NBA): 1st pick, 2001
  • Pre-draft team: Glynn Academy HS
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2001 NBA DraftNBADrafted 1st overall by Washington.
13th July, 2001NBASigned four year, $17,286,153 rookie scale contract with Washington. Included team option for 2004/05.
20th October, 2003NBAWashington exercised 2004/05 team option.
2nd August, 2005NBASigned and traded by Washington with a partially guaranteed three year, $24,862,500 contract to L.A. Lakers, along with Laron Profit, in exchange for Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins.
1st February, 2008NBATraded by L.A. Lakers, along with Javaris Crittenton, a signed-and-traded Aaron McKie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol (#48, 2007), a 2008 first round pick (#28, Donte Greene), a 2010 first round pick (#28, Greivis Vasquez) and cash to Memphis in exchange for Pau Gasol and a 2010 second round pick (#43, Devin Ebanks).
4th August, 2008NBASigned a two year, $8 million contract with Detroit. Included player option for 2009/10.
30th June, 2009NBAExercised 2009/10 player option.
24th August, 2010NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Charlotte.
14th December, 2011NBASigned a one year, $6.75 million contract with Golden State.
14th March, 2012NBATraded by Golden State, along with Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh, to Milwaukee in exchange for Stephen Jackson and Andrew Bogut.
20th July, 2012NBASigned a two year, $5,764,945 contract with Philadelphia. Included player option for 2013/14.
28th June, 2013NBAExercised 2013/14 player option.
20th November, 2013NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
Career Moves
June 2001 - August 2005Washington Wizards (NBA)
August 2005 - February 2008L.A. Lakers (NBA)
February 2008 - July 2008Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
August 2008 - July 2010Detroit Pistons (NBA)
August 2010 - June 2011Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
December 2011 - March 2012Golden State Warriors (NBA)
March 2012 - June 2012Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
July 2012 - November 2013Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
Articles about Kwame Brown

December 12, 2013

Kwame Brown - The Sixers waived Kwame after 22 games, 41 points and 37 fouls. Doug Collins is still a staunch believer, but Doug Collins hasn't a coaching gig any more, and there appear to be few other suitors. >This quote from Michael Carter-Williams probably doesn't help.

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November 13, 2013

Philadelphia's utter determination to cut salary and start again has been well documented, and they make no apologies for it. In acquiring Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams in this year's draft, they theoretically landed two big pieces for this future, yet they still required a great deal more help and positioned themselves to go backwards in order to get where they'd ultimately like to be -- contention. The 76ers entered this season with only two players born before 1988 (Jason Richardson and Kwame Brown), neither of which they want.

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March 14, 2012

When the Warriors signed Kwame Brown to a one year, $6.75 million deal this offseason, we laughed for a bit, and then looked at the logic for why they did it.

This logic was threefold. Firstly, it helped the Warriors shore up their and the league’s weakest position with a capable veteran, vital for a team like the Wariors that genuinely thinks it can (and should) make the playoffs, and gave the team its first starting center-who-is-actually-a-center-not-Anthony-Tolliver since Andris Biedrins went into the tank. Secondly, the one year nature of the deal kept alive cap space aspirations for next summer, which, in light of the unsuccesful cap space aspirations this summer, was going to give Golden State yet another chance at that elusive center. And thirdly, they could use his expiring contract to trade for Dwight Howard! Or someone like that.

The latter actually happened. There’ll be no cap space now, nor any more Dwight pipe dreams; apparently, Andrew Bogut will be the answer to the profound, endless, big man problems.

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August 21, 2010

- Kwame Brown * - Bizarrely, Kwame Brown might be the best available centre. Boston were interested in him, but wound up with Shaq instead; outside of that, no one seems to want him.

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July 30, 2010

Kwame Brown - For all of the abject fail that has drizzled his career, Kwame Brown can truly defend the post. Anything offensive-related is highly questionable; Kwame can't catch, never could shoot, doesn't have good touch, has gotten worse in all facets of shot making, and has lost his athleticism. Yet he rebounds well enough (16.2% total rebounding percentage last season), and defends the post admirably. It comes at the expense of fouls, turnovers and no offensive ability whatsoever, but since this is the minimum salary we're talking about, it might be OK.

Ronny Turiaf's views on the issue are a little different.

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