Bruce Brown
Bruce Brown
24-Year-Old GuardG
Brooklyn Nets  NBA  
Brooklyn Nets
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Brown saw a significant jump in both output and efficiency during his second season in the league with the Pistons, nearing nine points per game (8.9) to go along with 4.7 boards and 4.0 assists over 28.2 minutes. His biggest boost came from behind the three-point line, where he upped his percentage from 25.8 to 34.4, contributing to his increases in true shooting percentage and effective field-goal percentage. It remains to be seen just how large his role will be in 2020-21 on a new team, the Nets. Brooklyn has title hopes and a much better roster than Detroit, so Brown may not see the kind of usage he did in 2019-20. He was relevant in deeper fantasy leagues last season, which could still be the case in 2020-21. But chances are, he won't have much standard league relevance. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $3.92 million contract with the Pistons in July of 2018. Traded to the Nets in November of 2020.
Personal Bio

Bruce Brown Jr. was born in 1996 in Boston, MA. He is the son of Roberta and Bruce Brown Sr. and has 10 siblings. Brown had his first in-game dunk in the eighth grade. He split his high school time between Wakefield Memorial High School outside of Boston and Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont. While at Wakefield, Brown also played football as a wide receiver and strong safety. Brown also played high school baseball and JV soccer. Follow Brown on Instagram (@brucebrown11).

College/International Summary

When Brown began his career at Miami in 2016-17, coach Jim Larranaga thought he might be a solid reserve as a freshman. The 6-fooot-4 guard came off the bench in four of the first five games, then was installed as a starter for the rest of his career. In his 11th game, he put up a triple-double (11 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists). The Boston native also scored 30 points in a win over North Carolina. He averaged 11.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists, and Miami was invited to the NCAA Tournament. A foot injury limited Brown to 19 games as a sophomore, but he opened the season with a second triple-double. He played his last game in a Hurricane uniform on Jan. 27, 2018 and provided 11.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists. After his abbreviated second season, Brown declared for the 2018 NBA Draft and was selected 42nd overall by Detroit.

Coming off bench Saturday
GBrooklyn Nets
January 16, 2021
Brown will come off the bench Saturday against the Magic, Anthony Puccio of NetsDaily.com reports.
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James Harden is making his Nets debut, and he's starting at point guard with Joe Harris at shooting guard, meaning coach Steve Nash is bringing Brown off the bench. Brown has still seen 20-plus minutes regularly as of late, so it's possible he offers some fantasy production.
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Past Season Summaries
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.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round (42nd pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • July 6, 2018
    Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Detroit Pistons
  • November 16, 2020
    Traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Dzanan Musa and a second-round pick.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Brown emerged as a starter at shooting guard for the Pistons during the second half of the regular season, starting in 46 of the team's final 47 contests. His production, however, remained relatively unchanged with the move to the starting five. In fact, his points per game dropped from 4.6 points as a reserve to 4.2 as a starter, but this was likely due to him playing with more high-volume, ball-dominant scorers as a starter. Regardless, the second-round pick out of Miami showed he still has plenty to work on with his perimeter game, as he shot just 25.8 percent from behind the arc on just 1.3 attempts per game. This wasn't too surprising considering Brown shot just 31.6 percent from three in his two seasons at Miami, but it leaves Brown vulnerable heading into his second year. With the Pistons boasting plenty of backcourt options, including Luke Kennard, Langston Galloway and the newly-acquired Derrick Rose, Brown will have plenty of competition for minutes and has by no means secured a spot in the starting lineup for next year.
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Career-high 14 rebounds in loss
GBrooklyn Nets
January 13, 2021
Brown went for 15 points (6-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 14 rebounds and two assists across 30 minutes in Wednesday's 116-109 win over the Knicks.
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Season-high 16 points
GBrooklyn Nets
January 12, 2021
Brown scored 16 points (8-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt) to go with six rebounds, three assists and three blocks across 26 minutes in a 122-116 win over Denver on Tuesday.
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Receives another start
GBrooklyn Nets
January 12, 2021
Brown will start Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
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Starting Tuesday
GBrooklyn Nets
January 5, 2021
Brown is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup against Utah.
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Fails to leave bench Wednesday
GBrooklyn Nets
December 31, 2020
Brown remained fixed to the bench during Wednesday's 145-141 victory over Atlanta.
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