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Raptors waive guard Lorenzo Brown

January 7, 2019


Raptors waive guard Lorenzo BrownThe Toronto Raptors waived guard Lorenzo Brown today.

Brown, listed at 6-foot-5, 189 pounds, was a member of the Raptors for the last two seasons. In 2017-18 he played in 14 games, averaging 2.3 points in 9.9 minutes per outing. This season for the Raptors he appeared in 26 games, averaging 2.1 points in 8.2 minutes per> While with Toronto, Brown also did a stint in the G League, playing in 32 games with Raptors 905 during the 2017-18 season. And he was absolutely outstanding, proved himself a quality player, and won G League MVP of that season.

Brown's NBA career began in 2013-14 with the Suns. He then played for the Timberwolves, then the Suns again, leading into his two Raptors seasons.

As a guard, he needs to get his shooting percentage up. Brown's career FG percentage is 36.4%, and from three-point range it's just 17.0%.

The Raptors are currently an NBA-best 30-12 this season. They're 16-4 at home and 14-8 on the road. The team also just had a fantastic weekend, winning back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday against top opponents with key players missing in each game, yet they came away with a pair of wins.

It's been a special season for the Raptors. But Brown will be moving on.

The Raptors roster now consists of 15 players.