With one vacant spot remaining on the San Antonio Spurs' current roster, there are already many rumored candidates for the position such as Greg Oden, Deshaun Thomas, Antawn Jamison, and Mo Williams.
You can now add guard Bobby Brown to the rumored list as well as Marc Berman of the New York Post indicated Thursday.
San Antonio and Memphis are also interested in Brown, 28, who has played 113 NBA games for Minnesota, Sacramento, the Clippers and New Orleans.
Berman writes that Brown wants to play with the New York Knicks who have interest in him as well, but the Knicks are trying to lure former Spurs guard Beno Udrih right now as their main priority. Brown hasn't played in the NBA since the 2009-2010 season with the Clippers and just finished playing overseas with Siena of the Italian League.
Brown has a tentative agreement to continue playing overseas with Donguam of the Chinese Basketball Association states Berman, but he has until August 15th to sign with an NBA team before his contract is locked in with China. What's more intriguing about Brown is he's willing to play for the veteran minimum to return to the NBA and since he only has a few seasons of experience, he would only be due $880,000.
Brown is a 6'2" scoring point guard who has averaged a career 5.1 points, shot 38% from the field, and shot 31% from 3-point range in 113 total NBA games from 2008 to 2010.
Berman also points out that Brown was one of the leading scorers in the Euroleague last year where he averaged 19.3 points and 5.4 assists.
If the Spurs and Brown came to an agreement, one would have to wonder if a trade might be looming for one of the Spurs' other three backup points guards - Cory Joseph, Nando De Colo, or Patty Mills - as Brown would fill the roster with five point guards as the Spurs also have All-Star Tony Parker leading their team.
I heard Bobby Brown was on crack..do not want http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cDLZqe735k
I don't think Bobby Brown would be better that if they kept Gary Neal. His performance in the Euroleague non-withstanding, the simple fact is Boby Brown was that great of an NBA player, and it is doubtful he ever will be. I say that he should stay in Europe where he will certainly get paid more and get more opportunities to succeed. It's either that or just ride the pine in San Antonio.
I'm with you guys. I don't want to hear about another guard joining the Spurs. We have too many guards as it is.
The Spurs should go after a defensive backup for Leonard. When you look at the roster, there a big hole at the (true) shooting forward (SF). Danny Green can play the position but has more shooting guard (SG) skills.
Anyway considering Leonard as the starting SF, Green playing both SF and SG positions, the roster still needs a defensive presence, allowing Popovic to rest Leonard and Green against scorers.
Bruce Bowen was probably the best fit for that matter, Richard Jefferson disappeared in the Spurs system, Stephen Jackson was not a great defender and Tracy Mcgrady was an insurance taken for the playoffs. So the team doesn't need another point guard, even for an unlikely trade that could backfire. Don't need to bet on Oden, too risky and pointless.
For my little perspective and my humble point of view, the spurs should try to see if Ronnie Brewer can still play the defense in his time with the Bulls. Of course to make the Spurs roster, one has to buy the Popovic system and have an unselfish mentality. Yet I very much see a need for a SF who's able to bring a defensive presence.
I'd say mickael peitrus. ( I think that's how it's spelled) he's a 3 and D guy more like Leonard and green where as brewer is not much of a threat from deep. Peitrus is much better from the corners than on the wings and I think he would fit in perfect with spurs. He didn't have that great of a season this past year but I think he would do very good under the spurs coaching.
@Frenchtouch Man, you are so right on about Brewer. Doesn't cost too much, need the ball, and appears to be a team player. I hope he can still play defense like he did for the Bulls. Next season with an expected increased offensive load for Kawhi, while still defending opponents' best wings, there is only so much of him to go around. It is clear to me that smallball is the road to title. We have to improve at smallball defense if we want to get past Miami and possibly OKC too. I know we were only 1 rebound away from the title, but as these Mav haters in Big D ask, did we have a parade? I too see the need for a defensive wing bench player. If not Brewer, how about Hollis Thompson?
please no more guards (unless you intend to trade). i say if you don't get oden sign deshaun thomas and ship him off the the D-league if you have to. the potential is there and we kawhi could use a backup.