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Bruce Brown
Bruce Brown
Position: G
Born: 08/15/96
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $1,416,852
In a world without the coronavirus, Detroit would have been deciding early this month whether to extend the contracts of a trio of second-year guards or to waive the players. Svi Mykhailiuk’s 2020-2021 contract would have been guaranteed if he were on the roster on July 4. Decisions had been due July 6 on Khyri Thomas, and July 9 for Bruce Brown. Those decisions now don’t have to be made until October, multiple league sources said.
“You have two veteran big-time players that are looking to restore their careers: Blake Griffin, who is a perennial All-Star, and Derrick Rose. Both guys have had some injury history and they’re looking forward to building their careers back,” Weaver said. “That stood out and we’re excited to get them healthy and help us moving forward. “The second piece is the young players on the roster: Sekou (Doumbouya), (Luke) Kennard, Bruce Brown and Svi (Mykhailiuk) and (Christian) Wood. We feel like we have a good mixture of young guys with those two staples to start there.”
“It is a lot going on,” Pistons head coach Dwane Casey said. “First, (Bruce) has got to figure out what (the defense) is doing to us pick-and-roll wise. Are they switching? Are they blitzing? Are they showing? Then, he’s got to get the play call, or whatever it is … understand the action. If it’s a dead-ball situation, he’s got to be looking over at me to see what the call is, and then he has to make sure he gets it down under pressure and duress. “It’s like an NFL quarterback trying to read what coverages (defenses) are in. It’s one of the toughest jobs, along with being an NFL quarterback, in sports.”
“He’s earned it,” Casey said. “He’s one of our hardest playing players every possession. Does he make mistakes? Yes. He’s a second-year player. We as an organization are putting him in this position, so I can’t get too upset with him and some of his turnovers. I think he hit a guy in the head last night and made him spill his beer in Boston. But, again, he was a little hyped being back home. He’s been doing a good job. He’s one of our hardest competitors. Those minutes are tough minutes, but he’s growing into the position.”
Late last week, after Detroit returned from the NBA’s All-Star break, Brown sat down with The Athletic and revealed some of his toughest covers of the season, and what made these individual players so challenging to defend. (Note: The players are listed in alphabetical order, followed by Brown’s comments on each.) Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards: “He’s nice. You have to respect him. I think he had 30 against us two times. I think I did pretty well against him in Washington — I think he only had 19 or something. But he’s an overall scorer and you can’t fall asleep.”
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks: “Great scorer. He’s a little slow, but he can still get to his spots. He can stroke it because he’s 6-foot-8, so he was a tough cover.” James Harden, Houston Rockets: “It’s just one-on-one. I feel like I’m a great one-on-one defender, but sometimes he’ll beat me. His best move, you know it’s coming, but he’ll still get you with it. Obviously, he’s one of the best players, and even when you know their best moves, you can’t stop them.”
The Pistons’ trio played major roles in Detroit’s 116-111 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night as they combined for 73 points and 33 rebounds. They also got some help from little-known rookie Bruce Brown. Two days earlier in Houston, the Rockets beat the Pistons 126-124 behind 43 points from James Harden. This time, though, Pistons coach Dwane Casey put Brown on Harden for most of the fourth quarter and overtime. “We’ve always known Bruce could play defense,” Casey said. “My experience against James is to find someone to pick him up full court and make him work. Bruce took that opportunity.”
Casey: The other kid we haven’t talked about is Bruce Brown and Khyri Thomas. Those two kids, so that group together, the free agents, the rookies, that’s an infusion of a lot of good pieces to the way we want to try to play. Bruce Brown could play point, two, three – he definitely can guard all three positions. That young man has a bright future, as does Khyri. Khyri was off and on with injuries this summer so Bruce had a great summer of working, nose to the grind, but I expect a lot of the same things from Khyri.