Golden State Warriors sign Kwame Brown

Kwame Brown

The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent center Kwame Brown, the team announced today. The deal is reportedly for one year and $7 million.

Brown, 29, played with the Charlotte Bobcats last season, appearing in 66 games (50 starts) and averaging 7.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per contest, while shooting 51.7% (194-375 FG) from the field.  In 50 starting assignments, the 6’11” center averaged 8.8 points and 7.6 rebounds.  Highlights of his lone season with the Bobcats included a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds at Miami on April 8, as well as 13 points and a season-high 18 rebounds at Sacramento on January 25.  Overall, he grabbed 10-or-more rebounds 13 times and posted eight (8) double-doubles.

Originally selected by the Washington Wizards as the #1 overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft out of Glynn Academy (GA), Brown owns career averages of 7.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 22.5 minutes in 576 regular-season games over 10 seasons with the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Bobcats.  For his career, the Charleston, SC, native has shot 49.0% (1480-3011 FG) from the field and has topped 50.0% in each of the past six seasons.

Brown will wear uniform #54.

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