Lakers Acquire Brown and Profit in Exchange For Butler and Atkins
Brown, the first pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, averaged 7.7 points and 5.5 rebounds in his four-year career with the Washington Wizards. Brown, who was the first high school player ever selected with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft, had career-highs in points (10.9) and rebounds (7.4) during the 2003-04 season while also leading the team in rebounding. A 6-11 forward, Brown posted a career-high 30 points and 19 rebounds in a 114-105 victory over the Sacramento Kings on March 17, 2004.
Profit, a three-year NBA veteran out of Maryland, averaged 10.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in ten games after signing with Washington as a free agent at the start of the 2004-05 season. Prior to his stint with the Wizards, Profit was a member of the Guandong Southern Tigers (China) where he averaged 5.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.