July 8, 2010
This is Bowman's fifth straight season of trying to make the NBA, and he has gotten training camp contracts twice; last year with the Sixers, and in 2006 with the Nets. The versatile Georgetown forward put up his usual brand of versatile numbers last year, averaging 14.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks per game for Turkish team Tofas Bursa, even shooting an acceptable 35% from three point range. Bowman is still only 25 and continues to improve his jumpshot and turnovers; however, the fact that he doesn't stand out in any one facet of the game continues to count against him. All fringe NBA players need profiling, whether they should do or not. Bowman can drive, handle, shoot, spin-move, defend, rebound, run and athleticise, with no discernible weaknesses other than a lack of discernible strengths.
January 8, 2010
- Brandon Bowman
Bowman has moved from Germany to Turkey, where he's playing for Tofas Bursa. On the season he is averaging 14.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks, shooting 48% from the field, 33% from three point range and 58% from the foul line. The points, rebounds and blocks are all team highs.
In between those two gigs, Bowman appeared on the Sixers' training camp roster. In the last two years, the Sixers have brought in 11 players for training camp, and kept none of them. They've improved 11 CV's without spending a single penny of salary cap. Is that magnanimous? I can't tell.