Hornets ‘Perfect’ Fit To Sign Bruce Brown From Nuggets

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The Charlotte Hornets need to add more NBA veteran contributors around LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller. Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report thinks the Bruce Brown from the Denver Nuggets is the ideal target this summer.

The NBA champion becomes an unrestricted free agent on June 30 since he declined his 2023-24 player option with the Nuggets. It remains to be seen if Brown will return to the Nuggets, or if he will depart for a larger contract offer elsewhere.

“With a unique career path that has made him one of the game’s most versatile players, Brown would fit perfectly alongside LaMelo Ball with the Charlotte Hornets,” Bailey wrote. “He entered the league as a point guard for the Detroit Pistons and then was often used as a rim-running 5 for the Brooklyn Nets. And with the Denver Nuggets, his three-point shooting and perimeter defense were critical in a championship run.”

The 26-year-old Brown averaged 11.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists for the Nuggets in 2022-23 while shooting 48.3% from the field, 35.8% from beyond the arc and 75.8% from the free-throw line. In the 2023 playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, Brown put up 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

NBA NEWS & RUMORS: Bruce Brown, Charlotte Hornets & Denver Nuggets Updates

The Boston native averaged 11.4 points, 4.4 boards and 1.0 assists in the Finals versus the Heat, helping the Nuggets win their first title in franchise history.

Brown has career averages of 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists with the Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets and Nuggets. He has improved his game every year he’s been in the NBA. It will be fascinating to see if the Miami product re-signs with Denver or plays for another team next season.

NBA NEWS & RUMORS: Bruce Brown, Charlotte Hornets & Denver Nuggets Updates

The Hornets won only 27 games this past season. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2016. Perhaps Brown could help Charlotte end that streak next season.

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