June 29, 2018
PG - 6’2, 175lbs - 33 years old - 4 years of experience
After being waived by the Rockets, Brown went to the Greece to join Olympiacos for their EuroLeague Final Four run, but he was very much a non-factor in the big games they brought him in for. Brown has more than a decade of high level experience of playing his unabashed, brazen, shake-em-shoot-over-em style. But for a shooter, he doesn’t really make all that many. It’s been fun, plenty of flair, but the NBA window should be shut.
June 29, 2017
PG, 6’2, 175lbs, 32 years old, 3 years of experience
Not much to make of a few garbage time three pointers, other than the fact that Brown obviously took every opportunity to do so that he could find. Has never been solid and dependable, and has always been a gunner with mixed results, occasionally very good results. But he didn’t have much of a role in the first place, and the arrival of Williams just took the one he had.
Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary contract. Seems moot with Williams now in the rotation, not that he had much to do anyway.
August 21, 2010
- Bobby Brown * - Maccabi Tel-Aviv were interested in Brown, as they are interested in everybody. But nothing came of the move due to Brown's salary demands. The same became of a possible move to Lithuania and Zalgiris Kaunas.
July 30, 2010
Bobby Brown - Brown just completed a two year guaranteed minimum salary contract, initially given to him by the Sacramento Kings. He won that contract because of his play in summer league 2008, where he scored a lot of points in a variety of different ways. The Kings didn't play Brown much in any regular season games, and later included him in the trade that brought over Shelden Williams from Minnesota, as was their perogative. Minnesota forwarded him on last summer to New Orleans as a throw-in to the Darius Songaila trade, as was their perogative. (So, that's that joke out of the way early.)
Once in New Orleans, Bobby started to get regular minutes. Byron Scott played him as the primary backup guard, often ahead of Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton, but it really did not go well. Brown shot the ball every time he touched it, taking 152 field goals in only 328 minutes, and attempting only 8 foul shots. To put it bluntly, he chucked. (Byron Scott was later fired, Collison and Thornton started to play more, and the Hornets' season was salvaged. These things are all related.)
Brown was traded to the Clippers in a salary dump later in the season, where he did more of the same; 191 minutes, 85 field goals, 7 foul shots. Brown took a three pointer every 5 minutes last year, and didn't seem to mind that he hit only 27% of them. He's a scorer, of course, and scorers need to shoot. But he just.....won't........stop..........shooting.................
January 28, 2010
A while ago, I touted the idea of the New Orleans Hornets trading Hilton Armstrong to the Clippers and Ike Diogu to the Hawks (in exchange for Digbeu's rights) to get under the tax. The Hornets didn't quite do this; they salary dumped Armstrong, but onto the Kings (whom I hadn't previously considered candidates for reasons I'm not sure of), and moved Bobby Brown to the Clippers, as was their perogative. I don't think they gave up any cash in the Brown deal, which would explain its advantages over salary dumping Diogu, but that in itself is a rather damning slant on their finances; they'd rather trade a healthy player at a position where they need depth, rather than pay a few quid to dump an injured player whose salary is keeping them in the tax territory and who will not play for them this season.
It's also not a glowing endorsement of Bobby Brown, really.