Hornets guard Devin Brown exercises player option

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that guard Devin Brown has exercised his player option for the 2009-10 season. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

Brown (6-5, 210) averaged 5.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 13.8 minutes off the bench for New Orleans during the 2008-09 season after being signed as a free agent on August 22, 2008. He has appeared in 415 career games (90 starts), averaging 7.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.2 minutes per game during his seven-year career.

The undrafted product of the University of Texas-San Antonio had his best season as a pro with the Hornets during the 2006-07 season, averaging a career-high 11.6 points in 58 games (49 starts). He also had career-highs in minutes per game (28.7), rebounds (4.3) and assists (2.6).

Brown was a member of the 2004-05 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and has appeared in 32 career playoff games with Cleveland, New Orleans and San Antonio.