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Kwame Brown

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Background

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Selected by Washington with the first overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. Signed and traded by Washington to the L.A. Lakers along with Laron Profit in exchange for Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins on 8/2/05. Traded by the L.A. Lakers along with Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, the rights to Marc Gasol, two future first round picks and cash considerations to Memphis in exchange for Pau Gasol and a future second round pick on 2/1/08. Signed as a free agent with Detroit on 8/4/08. Signed as a free agent with Charlotte on 8/24/10. Signed as a free agent with Golden State on 12/14/11. Traded by Golden State along with Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh to Milwaukee in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson on 3/13/12. Signed as a free agent with Philadelphia on 7/20/12.


2012-13 NOTES/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 22 games with 11 starts, averaged 1.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game while shooting 45.9% from the floor and 36.8% from the line.
  • Missed four games with a left calf strain from 11/7-11/12/12, two games (1/8-1/9/13) due to personal reasons and one game with a sinus infection (1/18/13 vs. TOR), recorded 52 DNP-CD's this past season.
  • Shot 50.0% or better from the floor in seven straight seasons from 2005-06 through 2011-12, including a career-high 59.1% with the L.A. Lakers in 2006-07.
  • Became the first high school player to be taken first overall when Washington selected him in the 2001 NBA Draft.

  • PRO CAREER: Twelve NBA seasons, In 607 games with 281 starts, averaging 6.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 22.1 minutes per game while shooting 49.2% from the floor, 1-of-9 from 3-point range and 57.0% from the line.


    PLAYOFFS:In 18 games with 12 starts, averaging 8.7 points and 5.8 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game while shooting 50.0% from the floor and 66.0% from the line.2005: Played in Washington's first three playoff games before being suspended by the team, averaging 5.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 20.0 minutes per game while shooting 38.5% from the floor and 55.6% from the line. 2006: Started all seven games for the Lakers in their First Round series vs. Phoenix, averaging 12.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.86 steals in 32.1 minutes per game while shooting 52.3% from the floor and 71.0% from the line. Had 13 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks in Game 3 vs. Phoenix on 4/28/06. 2007: Started all five games for the Lakers in their First Round series vs. Phoenix, averaging 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 26.6 minutes per game while shooting 52.8% from the floor and 55.6% from the line. 2009: Saw action in three of Detroit's four First Round games vs. Cleveland, averaging 3.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game while shooting 37.5% from the floor and 75.0% from the line.


    2011-12:
    Eleventh NBA season (Golden State and Milwaukee), In nine games with three starts for Golden State, averaged 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game while shooting 52.5% from the floor in 44.1% from the line, Suffered a torn pectoral muscle at Miami on 1/10/12; underwent surgery shortly after and missed the remainder of the season Traded by Golden State along with Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh to Milwaukee in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson on 3/13/12, Was the only player in the league to average at least 6.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while playing fewer than 21.0 mpg.


    2010-11:

    Tenth NBA season (Charlotte): In 66 games with 50 starts, averaged 7.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game while shooting 51.7% from the floor and 58.9% from the line. As a starter, averaged 8.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Grabbed 10+ boards 13 times and recorded eight double-doubles. Had a season-high 23 points with 13 rebounds at Miami on 4/8/11.


    2009-10:

    Ninth NBA season (Detroit): In 48 games with one start, averaged 3.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game while shooting 50.0% from the floor and 33.7% from the line. Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds in just 25 minutes of play vs. Indiana on 3/23/10.


    2008-09:

    Eighth NBA season (Detroit): In 58 games with 30 starts, averaged 4.2 points and 5.0 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game while shooting 53.3% from the floor and 51.6% from the line. In 30 starts, averaged 5.4 points and 6.3 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game. Recorded two double-doubles.


    2007-08:

    Seventh NBA season (L.A. Lakers, Memphis): In 38 games with 15 starts, averaged 4.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.8 minutes per game while shooting 50.7% from the floor and 40.8% from the line. In 23 games with 14 starts for the Lakers, averaged 5.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 22.1 minutes per game. In 15 games with one start for Memphis, averaged 3.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 13.6 minutes per game.


    2006-07:

    Sixth NBA season (L.A. Lakers): In 41 games with 28 starts, averaging 8.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.20 blocks in 27.6 minutes per game while shooting a career-high 59.1% from the floor and 44.0% from the line. Recorded four double-doubles. Had a career-high 7 assists vs. Atlanta on 12/8/06


    2005-06:

    Fifth NBA season (L.A. Lakers): In 72 games with 49 starts, averaging 7.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 27.5 minutes per game while shooting 52.6% from the floor and 54.5% from the line. Recorded seven double-doubles.


    2004-05:

    Fourth NBA season (Washington): In 42 games with 14 starts, averaging 7.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game while shooting 46.0% from the floor and 57.4% from the line. Recorded two double-doubles. Missed 40 games with a broken bone in his right foot and a strained right ankle tendon.


    2003-04:

    Third NBA season (Washington): In 74 games with 57 starts, averaging career-highs of 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds along with 1.5 assists and 0.89 steals in 30.3 minutes per game while shooting 48.9% from the floor and 68.3% from the line. Recorded career-highs of 30 points and 19 rebounds vs. Sacramento on 3/17/04). Scored 20+ points seven times. Grabbed 10+ boards 19 times and recorded 18 double-doubles.


    2002-03:

    Second NBA season (Washington): In 80 games with 20 starts, averaging 7.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.00 blocks in 22.2 minutes per game while shooting 44.6% from the floor and 66.8% from the line. Scored 20+ points three times and recorded five double-doubles.


    2001-02:

    Rookie NBA season (Washington): In 57 games with three starts, averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game while shooting 38.7% from the floor and 70.7% from the line.


    OFF THE COURT:

    Is the seventh of eight children. Signed a letter of intent with the University of Florida before declaring for the 2001 NBA Draft. Had 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks in the 2001 McDonald's All-American Game. Selected First Team All-USA by USA Today and First Team All-American by Parade Magazine as a high school senior at Glynn Academy in Georgia. Named High School Player of the Year in Georgia after averaging 20.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, 5.8 blocks, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals as a senior.

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