2016 Player Capsule: Anthony Brown
By the Numbers
7: Games played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Anthony Brown's offense was stronger in the D-League, where he averaged 14.6 points but still shot just 39.2 percent from the field.
11: Starts made by Brown, who often went from sitting out a game to starting the next one when Kobe Bryant was unable to play.
19: Games missed at the end of the season due to a stress fracture in his foot.
Heralded as a "3 and D" player when drafted 34th overall, Brown displayed half of that skill set as a rookie. He provided capable wing defense, ranking among the best first-year players in defensive field goal percentage before his season-ending injury in early March. However, the other side of the ball was a yearlong struggle, as he shot just 31.0 percent (39-of-126), including 28.6 percent on 3-pointers (20-of-70). Brown's clip dipped even lower, to 26.9 percent from the field, when thrust into the starting lineup.
In His Own Words
"I'd say the biggest thing this year was just staying levelheaded. There are going to be times when you're playing, times you're not playing; times you're playing well, times you're playing bad. But you just need to be consistent with your mind set."