Jabari Brown Rumors

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The past year has become what Brown called “a whirlwind.” The Lakers cut him from their training camp roster for the second consecutive year. Brown dabbled overseas in China both to develop his game and land a larger paycheck. He returned three weeks ago to the Lakers’ Development League affiliate, the D-Fenders. Brown has since waited for any NBA team to call. But those concerns hardly compare to what has left Brown soft spoken. His father, David, died on Feb. 27, 2016 after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. “It’s tough dealing with it every day,” Jabari Brown said in a recent interview with Los Angeles News Group at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. “I have good days and I have bad days. That’s how it’s going to be for a while.”
Per CBA rules, teams can only field two American players per team. So Jabari Brown interacted with most of his teammates and coaches with body language and simple Chinese phrases. Jabari Brown struggled just as much to communicate with his father because of his declining health. “He wasn’t texting anymore,” Jabari Brown said of his father. “He didn’t talk on the phone because I couldn’t talk on the phone out there. It was tough.”