Brown played in 65 games and shot a career-high 55.6 percent from the field during his first season with the Nets. The 24-year-old averaged 8.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 22.3 minutes per game. The Miami product played 30-plus minutes 13 times, including a season-high 52 in Game 7 against the Bucks in the second round of the playoffs. During the contest, Brown went 7-for-9 from the field en route to 14 points while adding six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block. The 6-foot-4 guard scored in double figures 32 times, including a career-high 29 points against the Kings on Feb. 23. During the 127-118 win, Brown went 11-for-13 from the field, 2-for-3 from three and a perfect 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. He also added four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 25 minutes of action. The ex-Hurricane grabbed double-digit rebounds nine times, including a season-high 14 on two occasions. He dished out multiple assists 37 times, including a season-high seven during a 132-114 win over the Rockets on March 3. Defensively, the third-year wing registered multiple steals in 18 games, three-plus steals in seven games, four-plus steals in five games and a season-high five steals during a 139-111 win over the Pelicans on April 7. He also registered multiple blocks five times, including a season-high three during a 122-116 win over Denver on Jan. 12.2019
For his second year in the Association, Brown appeared in 58 games for the Pistons in the COVID19-shortened 2019-20 season. The young guard saw 28.2 minutes per contest, averaging career highs in points (8.9), rebounds (4.7), assists (4.0) and steals (1.1) per game. He also set highs in field-goal (44.3) and three-point (34.4) percentage and hit 0.6 three-pointers per contest. On Nov. 2, Brown scored a career-high 22 points, plus added seven dimes, in a home win over the Nets. On Nov. 11, Brown dished a career-best 11 assists during a loss at Miami. His best performance of the season occurred Feb. 2 against the Nuggets. In 38 minutes, Brown posted 19 points (7-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds and eight assists. The contest was one of four double-doubles for the six-foot-four shooting guard. On Feb. 10, Brown posted 10 points, a career-best 12 rebounds and a career-high five steals during a home loss to the Hornets. Brown accumulated 22 efforts with at least 10 points, 27 contests with at least five rebounds and 25 games with at least five assists. He also had five performances with at least three steals. In games that Brown saw at least 30 minutes of run, he averaged 11.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals.2018
Bruce Brown emerged as a starter down the stretch during the 2018-2019 season, his first in the NBA. The second-rounder out of Miami averaged 19.6 minutes per game and started seven times in Detroit's first 26 games. Then, on Dec. 26, Brown became a fixture in Detroit's lineup by starting 49 times over Detroit's last 50 games. His playing time stayed consistent over this stretch, as he averaged 20.6 minutes per night. For the season, the 23-year-old posted 4.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Brown also shot 40 percent from the field, 26 percent from 3-point range and 75 percent from the free-throw line. He scored in double-figures six times, recording a career-high 15 points in a loss to Sacramento on Jan. 10. He grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in another matchup with the Kings on Jan. 19. Brown also emerged as an effective defender, recording multiple steals in a game eight times. He also recorded two or more blocks in a game nine times. Brown's Pistons finished an even 41-41 and lost to Milwaukee in the first round of the playoffs.
June 21, 2018Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round (42nd pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
July 6, 2018Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons
November 16, 2020Traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Dzanan Musa and a second-round pick.