Kedrick Browns return to the NBA has hit a snag. The former lottery pick took a year off last season, and is looking to get back into shape in the D-League this year with Anaheim. After an understandably slow start to the season, Brown had begun to consistently score 20 points and grab 6 rebounds per game. However, a good showing here at the showcase is what Brown really needs. Today he had 10 points and 7 rebounds in 40 minutes. He was only 1-of-7 from the field, including 0-for-4 from the 3 point line. For long stretches he seemed absent on the court, not making his present felt and struggling to get anything going off the dribble with his average ball-handling skills.
Despite his poor shooting performance, Brown never tried to force any shots. He had a couple of nice passes and finished with 4 assists.
Defensively, he did a nice job, with aggressive man defense. He also got his hands in a few passing lanes and had 4 steals.