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Jabari Brown
SG - 6'5, 205lbs - 31 years old - 1 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 12/18/1992
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
  • Pre-draft team: Missouri
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
23rd September, 2014NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
25th October, 2014NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
30th October, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
10th March, 2015NBASigned a 10 day contract with L.A. Lakers.
21st March, 2015NBASigned a second 10 day contract with L.A. Lakers.
1st April, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2017 with L.A. Lakers.
26th October, 2015NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
11th November, 2015ChinaSigned a one year contract with Foshan Lions.
2nd March, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
7th April, 2016D-LeagueWaived by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
23rd September, 2016NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
5th October, 2016NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
6th October, 2016ChinaSigned a one year contract with Jilin.
2nd March, 2017D-LeagueAs a part of a three team deal, returning player rights traded by Los Angeles D-Fenders to Santa Cruz Warriors in exchange for the returning player rights to Elliot Williams and a 2017 first round pick from Santa Cruz Warriors.
8th March, 2017D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Santa Cruz Warriors.
Career Moves
2011 - 2012Oregon (NCAA)
2012 - 2014Missouri (NCAA)
July 2014Houston Rockets (Summer League)
September 2014 - October 2014L.A. Lakers (NBA)
October 2014 - March 2015Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
March 2015 - October 2015L.A. Lakers (NBA)
November 2015 - March 2016Foshan (China)
March 2016 - April 2016Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
July 2016L.A. Lakers (Summer League)
September 2016 - October 2016Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
October 2016 - March 2017Jilin (China)
March 2017 - June 2017Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
July 2017Houston Rockets (Summer League)
Articles about Jabari Brown

June 17, 2014

Only known instance of Jabari Brown smiling.

Jabari Brown, Missouri, Junior, 6'5 214lbs

2013/14 stats: 37.0 mpg, 19.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.1 bpg, 1.6 fpg, 2.3 TOpg, 46.7% FG, 41.0% 3PT, 79.7% FT

Brown plays and photographs with a permanent look of insouciance. He never ever smiles, save for one time after a game winner. It does not undermine his skill set, but it would have helped his draft credentials a bit better had he looked like he was enjoying himself.

Brown played alongside Earnest Ross on Missouri's wings last season, where his role was not to chuck as much as Ross did. He is aggressive as a scorer, hunting his shot and taking plenty of them, but not an undue chucker, who will take some quick shots at times but not too egregiously. An excellent shooter who merits such looks. Brown shoots off the catch and off the dribble from both two and from three, shoots a pull-back, and can make jumpers off a spin move. His drives to the rim are a bit unceremonious at times, but they result in many fouls calls, as Brown is fully prepared to take the contact, and finds plenty of ways to create scoring opportunities for himself.

The downside unfortunately is that Brown cannot create for others at all - he only looks to score, and it is the only thing he is good at. Brown will occasionally throw a nice pass, but he does not feed the post, has little handle, and, on his rather wild forays to the rim, it is to shoot or get to the line, not to pass off. Brown is also a concern defensively - as evidenced by his exceedingly low foul rates, Brown does not always compete defensively, and lapses at times. And despite having a decent frame for the shooting guard position, Brown is not tall, long or elitely athletic, and thus has not the physical tools to make up for this coasting. He seeks only to score and can only be relied upon for such. It is fortunate then that the jump shot is good enough to cure these ills.

In a high tempo game where he can push the ball (which he loves to do), shoot quick and shoot often, Brown thrives. He's going to love summer league, then. After that? There is a small NBA chance.

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