Bruce Brown Jr.
G - BKN
The Pistons traded G Bruce Brown to the Nets in exchange for F Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round draft pick.
Brown underwent surgery in late April to repair a ligament in his thumb. He has fully recovered from his injury and should play a key role off the bench with his new team. The 23-year-old will compete with Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert for minutes in the Nets’ backcourt. His offensive production will likely take a hit going from a non-contender to a projected playoff team. Brown averaged 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.1 steals over 28 minutes last season.
Bruce Brown Jr. underwent surgery in late April to repair a ligament in his right thumb. He will be ready to go if the NBA season resumes.
Brown had a lingering thumb injury injury in February and underwent surgery in April to correct the issue. It's not clear when Brown sustained the injury, but he should be all systems go if the season resumes. Luke Kennard is also on track to return, Brown could play more minutes at shooting guard. The 23-year-old is averaged 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.6 triples across 58 games this season.
Bruce Brown Jr. (ankle) was forced to miss Wednesday's game against the 76ers due to a sprained right ankle.
Brown Jr. was deemed questionable heading into Wednesday, but the Pistons opted to hold him out. With the NBA announcing that the season has been suspended until further notice due to a member of the Utah Jazz testing positive for COVID-19, it is unclear when the Pistons will take the court again. While the NBA is on hiatus, the second-year guard should have plenty of time to heal up.
Bruce Brown Jr. put up 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 3PT) six assists and four rebounds across 37 minutes during the Pistons' 84-96 loss to the Knicks on Sunday.
Brown Jr. was rusty Saturday in his return from a four game absence with a left knee contusion. For Sunday's game against the Knicks, the second-year pro reclaimed his starting spot and saw a team-high 37 minutes while scoring 16 points on 50 percent shooting. He and teammate Christian Wood were the only two Pistons' to make any sort of impact offensively and it could be that way for the rest of the season as head coach Dwane Casey and the Pistons are in the midst of a rebuild. Brown Jr. should continue to see plenty of minutes and will have every opportunity to produce for the remainder of the season.
Bruce Brown Jr. (knee contusion) will not play in Wednesday's matchup against the Thunder.
This is the fourth straight game that Brown Jr. will not be available. The do-it-all player doesn't have anyone that can step in an fill his role specifically, but expect Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk and Langston Galloway to see some extra minutes.