The New York Knicks are in the market to bolster their point guard core and are narrowing their choices. They've seemingly fallen in love with the idea of adding Euroleague star Bobby Brown to their roster. Brown has NBA experience, thrives in pushing the ball up the court and can be a real scoring threat from all over the court. Now reports have him possibly getting an offer from the Knicks very soon.
During his career Bobby Brown has played 113 NBA games for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers. After Brown has worked on his game in Europe he's now ready to re-join the NBA ranks. Could Brown become the third point guard on the New York Knicks roster?
Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork reports Brown could get an offer as soon as today.
"My agent [Aaron Mintz] said the Knicks' front office is going to meet about [an offer] today, and I'm supposed to hear back from them today," Brown told ESPNNewYork.com by phone from Los Angeles, where he has been working out at USC and Loyola Marymount.
Brown believes he'd be very comfortable playing for the Knicks because he is friendly with some of the current roster members.
Brown said he would feel at home in New York, as he knows fellow CAA clients Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith. "J.R.'s my boy and we play together in the Drew League," Brown said.
He also has known ex-Knick Baron Davis since Brown was 8 years old. Davis is still involved with the team.
The California native is 28 years old and thrives in the up-temp game. He could bring a lot of energy off the bench for the Knicks. Brown is a good passer and can shoot from all over the floor including behind the three-point arc. He could be a high-value pickup for the Knicks at the minimum.
Brown had eyed both Los Angeles teams but after the Clippers signed Darren Collison and the Lakers signed Jordan Farmar the Knicks became the favorites to sign him. Brown could also be an insurance policy for Pablo Prigioni who is very skilled but 36 years old.
While signing Brown doesn't help Toure Murry's chances for making the main roster it might not prevent him from making the team. Murry is more of a combo-guard than a true point guard at this point and could gain experience and advice by playing behind the point guards and shooting guards on the roster. That being said, Brown is more NBA-ready than Murry is at this point.