|2014 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 44th overall by Minnesota.|
|2014 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by Minnesota to Brooklyn in exchange for cash.|
|23rd July, 2014||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Brooklyn.|
|1st January, 2015||D-League||Assigned by Brooklyn to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.|
|8th January, 2015||D-League||Recalled by Brooklyn from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.|
|23rd September, 2016||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.|
|20th October, 2016||NBA||Waived by Cleveland.|
|25th October, 2016||Russia||Signed for the remainder of the season with Khimki.|
|24th September, 2017||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Oklahoma City.|
|11th October, 2017||NBA||Waived by Oklahoma City.|
|23rd October, 2017||G-League||Designated as an allocated player by Oklahoma City Blue.|
|15th January, 2018||NBA/G-League||Signed a two-way contract with Houston/Rio Grande Valley Vipers.|
|24th July, 2018||Turkey||Signed a one year contract with Darussafaka.|
|2010 - 2014||Oklahoma State (NCAA)|
|June 2014 - June 2016||Brooklyn Nets (NBA)|
|September 2016 - October 2016||Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)|
|October 2016 - June 2017||Khimki (Russia)|
|July 2017||Oklahoma City Thunder (Summer League)|
|July 2017||Portland Trail Blazers (Summer League)|
|September 2017 - October 2017||Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)|
|November 2017 - January 2018||Oklahoma City Blue (G-League)|
|January 2018 - June 2018||Houston Rockets (NBA)/Rio Grande Valley Vipers (G-League)|
|July 2018||Houston Rockets (Summer League)|
|July 2018 - present||Darussafaka (Turkey)|
June 29, 2018
SG – 6’3, 180lbs - 26 years old - 3 years of experience
Cycling through so many end-of-the-bench options all season, particularly at the guard spots, saw Markel Brown eventually stick with the team for half the season. Starting the season in the Thunder’s organisation and playing for their G-League affiliate Oklahoma City Blue, Brown had averaged 17.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Not bad from a player who is supposed to best be a defender.
Pressure defence is Brown’s main billing, and although the Rockets brought him in without expectations of much in the way of immediate contributions, that remains what they hope to get out of him in the future. In lieu of immediate contributions, Brown instead played nine games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, for whom he averaged a further 15.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists. A G-League scoring specialist posting those numbers would underwhelm, but from a defensive player….OK, I’m interested.
The drawback to Brown previously from an NBA perspective has been excessive inefficiencies at scoring without the ball. He is not built to score with the ball in his hands, and nor will the Rockets want him to, so no worries there; instead, he simply needs to be able to hit open threes well enough. In his previous NBA stint with the Nets, he didn’t. As for those two G-League stints this season? 82/230 across the pair, or 35.7%. Pretty much NBA average, but in the G-League.
Considering the Rockets’ constant end-of-the-bench shuffling, Brown is probably going to at least initially lose his job. But if he sticks around in the G-League and puts a few more on that percentage, he might be back.
Player Plan: Expiring two-way salary. Another one if you like him, I guess, but better candidates should be available.
July 4, 2015
[...] He was certainly given the opportunity to be that Tony Allen clone by the Nets last year, recording 781 minutes and 29 starts in the regular season, although barely featuring in the playoffs. Brown gave some youth, athleticism and dynamicism to a team that sorely lacked for those qualities, and has plenty of moments defensively. He was extremely tough to place offensively, however, passing up jump shots, missing many others, driving to nowhere and losing the handle too regularly. Brown's athleticism is elite and his defense pretty good, but pretty good will have to become elite for him to break out. The Nets really need the exact type of player Brown could be, and a pairing of him and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson could be a spectacular wing defensive pairing. But it will also be a terribly spaced unit unless Brown can improve his catch-and-shoot game.
June 17, 2014
|Unsuccessful attempt at the People's Eyebrow|