Despite a solid showing during the preseason, rookie Anthony Brown has yet to make an impact for the Los Angeles Lakers so far this season. Brown has appeared in only three games so far this season and has been inactive in recent games.
With the Lakers wanting to get Brown some court time, the team has assigned him to their D-League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Brown will suit up for the D-Fenders game on Tuesday against the Bakersfield Jam though it is unknown if he will remain with them for Friday’s game against the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Brown has found it difficult to get on the court so far as many of the Lakers wings are playing well right now. Aside from Kobe Bryant and Jordan Clarkson who will see plenty of court time, both Metta World Peace and Nick Young have surpassed expectations this season.
The D-Fenders have some names that would be familiar to Lakers fans as both Vander Blue and Manny Harris spent some time with the Lakers last year. Robert Upshaw, who was cut by the Lakers this training camp is also on the team.
Check out the official press release below via Lakers:
EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned Anthony Brown to the D-Fenders, it was announced today.
Brown has played in two games for the Lakers this season, scoring five points in his debut on October 28th vs. the Sacramento Kings. The 34th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft appeared in five games for the Lakers during the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 5.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
A 6-7 guard/forward from Stanford, Brown played in 37 games (36 starts) for the Cardinal last season, tallying 14.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 43.1% from the field and 44.1% from three-point range.
Brown will be on the road with the team for tonight’s matchup vs. the Bakersfield Jam at 7:00pm PT. Live broadcast of the game is available via the NBA D-League’s YouTube channel.