The New York Knicks, who have been in discussions with Euroleague star Bobby Brown, have until Aug. 15 to make a move on the intriguing point guard.
The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies have also shown interested in Brown. One scout compared the 6-foot-1 Brown to a taller Nate Robinson, due to his ability to score and his quick moves. Brown, 28, could be a perfect fit for the Knicks seeing as he plays a different style than current Knicks point gaurds Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni.
Brown, who has played 113 NBA games for Minnesota, Sacramento, the Clippers and New Orleans, most recently played for Siena of the Italian League where he averaged a league leading 19.3 points and 5.4 assists in Euroleague play.
Brown, who attended UC Irvine, knows Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Metta World Peace from playing pickup games at the Clippers practice facility and UCLA. Brown believes he can be a perfect fit for the Knicks where he could get meaningful playing time, especially if Mike Woodson decides to start the all-point-guard backcourt of Felton and Prigioni.
Brown signed a tentative agreement on Wednesday to play for Donguam of the Chinese Basketball Association. However, if the Knicks do decide to offer Brown a contract, he can break his CBA deal before August 15th.
The only thing stopping the Knicks from pulling the trigger on Brown is the fact that they are still in the running for veteran point guard Beno Udrih. The Knicks are hoping Uldrich would accept the $1.4 million veteran’s minimum to join the team. Uldirch, who played with Milwaukee and Orlando last season averaged 8.2 points and 4.6 assists in 22.1 minutes per game.
An NBA source said the Knicks no longer have Delonte West on their wish list despite prior reports.