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Devin Brown
Devin Brown.jpg
Chicago Bulls  – No. 32
Shooting guard
Born December 30, 1978 (1978-12-30) (age 31)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
League NBA
Salary $1,107,572[1]
High school South San Antonio West
College Texas–San Antonio
Draft Undrafted, 2002
Pro career 2002–present
Former teams San Antonio Spurs (2002–05)
Fayetteville Patriots (2002–2003)
Denver Nuggets (2002–03)
Utah Jazz (2005–06)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2006–07; 2008-10)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2007–08)
Awards 2002–03 NBA Development League Rookie of the Year
Profile Info Page

Devin Brown (born December 30, 1978) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.[2]

Brown was born in Salt Lake City, Utah[3], and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He played organized basketball at South San Antonio West Campus High School, a school on the south side of San Antonio, where he became the all-time high school scorer in greater San Antonio.

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College career

Brown played four seasons at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,922 career points. His collegiate averages were 18.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.75 steals in 32.0 minutes. In addition to that, Brown is the only player in UTSA school history to record a triple double — a 33-point, 11-rebound, 11-assist performance — which he did on February 17, 2001 against the Louisiana–Monroe Indians. Brown was named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year in 1998–99 and named First Team All-Southland Conference three times. His number was retired by UTSA, the first Roadrunner to receive such an honor.

Professional career

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The early years

Brown was not selected in the 2002 NBA Draft. He was, however, the 6th overall pick in the CBA Draft by the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the 18th overall pick in the USBL Draft by the Kansas Cagerz.[4] He was also drafted 2nd overall by Fayetteville Patriots in 2002 National Basketball Development League Draft.[5]

Brown began his professional career with the Cagerz in 2002. During his rookie year, he averaged 17.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and won the USBL Rookie of the Year.[6]

The following year Brown received an invite to the San Antonio Spurs' training camp. He was cut before the season started but then re-signed in November 2002 for two weeks during which he played in seven games.[4]

Also in November 2002, Brown was drafted with the second overall pick of the then-named National Basketball Development League draft by the Fayetteville Patriots.[7] He played 44 games for the Patriots and was named the 2003 NBDL Most Valuable Player as well as the 2003 NBDL Rookie of the Year.[8][9] He averaged 16.9 points on 50% shooting, 4.1 rebounds and two assists in 24.7 minutes.

NBA

Brown earned a ten-day contract with the Denver Nuggets in April 2003, appearing in three games with two starts.

After playing for the Spurs 2003 Summer League team, Brown signed with the team for the third time. Brown appeared in 58 games for the Spurs in 2003–04, logging major minutes as the season progressed and played a major role in the playoffs. In game six of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Brown scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and three assists in a playoff-career-high 28 minutes.

Brown established career highs in all categories in the 2004–05 season while playing for the Spurs. In 67 games played, he averaged 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds. With Brown, the Spurs won their third NBA Championship in June of 2005.

On September 9, 2005, as a restricted free agent, Brown signed a two year offer sheet with the Utah Jazz. The Spurs had the right to match the offer sheet but did not do so.[10] During the 2005–2006 season, Brown played in 81 games for the Jazz (starting 14) and he averaged 7.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. On February 13, 2006, he scored a career high 25 points in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

On July 12, 2006, the Jazz traded Brown, along with Keith McLeod and Andre Owens, to the Golden State Warriors for veteran guard Derek Fisher,[11] but he was waived during training camp.[12]

On December 22, 2006, he signed with the New Orleans Hornets to help fill in gaps left by injuries to the team's major players.[13] Brown played in 58 games for the Hornets (starting 49 of them), and averaged a career-high 11.6 points per game with and 4.3 rebounds. On April 10, 2007, Brown tied his career high by putting up 25 points against the Los Angeles Clippers.

On September 29, 2007, he signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[14] Brown played in 78 regular season games as a Cavalier (starting 20). He averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists, scoring a season-high 20 points against the Sacramento Kings on November 9, and was three assists away from a triple-double against the Washington Wizards on February 22, 2008. On April 2, he tied his season-high against the Charlotte Bobcats. He also had 5 rebounds and 8 assist as a starter in that game. Brown scored double digit points on 19 occasions and rebounds twice. On August 22, 2008, he signed a two year contract with the New Orleans Hornets.

On January 25, 2010, Devin Brown was traded to the Chicago Bulls for Aaron Gray.[15]

Honors, rankings and milestones

2002 USBL Rookie of the Year

2003 NBDL Rookie of the Year

2003 NBDL Most Valuable Player

On April 14, 2007, Brown scored his 2,000th career point in a game against the Houston Rockets.

On April 27, 2007, Brown had his number 14 retired by the Kansas Cagerz of the USBL.[6]

On March 6, 2008, Brown had his 500th career assist in a game against the New York Knicks. On March 21, he scored his 2,500th career point in a game against the Toronto Raptors, grabbing his 1,000th career rebound against the Philadelphia 76ers nine days later.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 San Antonio 7 0 3.1 .500 .000 1.000 1.0 .3 .0 .0 1.7
2002–03 Denver 3 2 23.7 .280 .000 .667 3.7 1.7 1.3 .3 6.0
2003–04 San Antonio 58 0 10.8 .434 .286 .811 2.2 .6 .3 .1 4.0
2004–05 San Antonio 67 0 18.5 .423 .372 .792 2.6 1.4 .6 .2 7.4
2005–06 Utah 81 14 21.1 .393 .331 .745 2.6 1.3 .5 .2 7.5
2006–07 NO/Oklahoma City 58 49 28.7 .420 .357 .794 4.3 2.6 .8 .2 11.6
2007–08 Cleveland 78 20 22.6 .409 .308 .754 3.4 2.2 .7 .1 7.5
2008–09 New Orleans 63 5 13.8 .355 .289 .780 1.9 .9 .5 .1 5.2
2009–10 New Orleans 39 37 24.8 .394 .367 .802 2.8 1.5 .8 .1 9.7
Career 454 127 19.7 .403 .340 .776 2.8 1.5 .6 .1 7.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 San Antonio 9 0 14.4 .486 .600 .588 2.0 1.0 .3 .1 5.8
2004–05 San Antonio 12 0 5.0 .350 .429 .571 .6 .3 .1 .0 1.8
2007–08 Cleveland 8 0 11.5 .265 .294 .667 2.4 1.1 .2 .0 4.1
2008–09 New Orleans 3 0 11.0 .375 .000 1.000 1.7 .0 .0 .0 2.7
Career 32 0 9.8 .374 .368 .634 1.5 .7 .2 .0 3.6

Notes

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ NBA.com: Devin Brown bio
  4. ^ a b Hoopshype Devin Brown Profile
  5. ^ NBDL: 2003-03 NBDL Draft Board
  6. ^ a b Hornets Swarm into Salina
  7. ^ 2002-03 NBDL Draft Board
  8. ^ Wrapping Up The 2003 NBA Summer Leagues Through NBDL Eyes
  9. ^ Will Bynum Named D-League Rookie of the Year
  10. ^ Jazz sign free agent Brown
  11. ^ Warriors acquire Brown, McLeod and Owens from Utah
  12. ^ Warriors waive Brown
  13. ^ Hornets sign free agent Brown
  14. ^ Cavs make two moves
  15. ^ "Bulls acquire Devin Brown from New Orleans". NBA.com. 2010-01-25. http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/brown_gray_100125.html. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

External links

Preceded by
Fred House
National Basketball Development League
Rookie of the Year

2002–2003
Succeeded by
Desmond Penigar
Preceded by
Ansu Sesay
National Basketball Development League
Most Valuable Player

2002–2003
Succeeded by
Tierre Brown

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