Multi-Position Player Returns to the Hornets

August 22, 2008

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed free agent guard/forward Devin Brown. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

Devin is a proven NBA player and hell help strengthen our backcourt with his ability to play both the shooting guard and the small forward positions, said Hornets General Manager Jeff Bower. He knows our system and we are glad that he is back as a Hornet.

Brown (6-5, 210) is a six-year NBA veteran, holding career averages of 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 352 games while a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz.

I am thrilled to be back on the Hornets, Brown said. The team is filled with great talent and playing with a point guard like Chris Paul is a joy. I am excited to be in New Orleans, I have a lot of family in the city, so it has always been a second home to me.

The undrafted product of the University of Texas-San Antonio appeared in 78 games (20 starts) and played in 22.6 minutes for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2007-08 season, averaging 7.5 points along with 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Brown had his best season as a pro with the Hornets during the 2006-07 season, averaging a career-high 11.6 points in 58 games (49 starts). He also had career-highs in minutes per game (28.7), rebounds (4.3) and assists (2.6).

Brown was a member of the 2004-05 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and has appeared in 29 career playoff games with Cleveland and San Antonio.

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