Video: Wizards’ Troy Brown puts Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina on a poster
The crowd inside the O2 went wild as a Bradley Beal drive and dish turned into Brown Jr. attacking the basket and pulling off the poster.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 17, 2019
Despite not putting up impressive numbers so far into his first year in the league, the Wizards’ 15th pick in the draft is showing flashes of being a solid player.
Having played only 22 games with Washington this season, he is averaging 2.5 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 0.3 steals per game in 7.2 minutes of action.
His time in the G-League this season has seen him put up some better numbers, though. In eight games with the Capital City Go-Go, Brown Jr. has averaged 16.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.5 steals, while starting each game he has played. He has even put up 1.6 3’s per game at a 36.1 percent clip.
The 19-year-old forward definitely has some potential. While he has yet to claim a long-term role in the team’s rotation, injuries to multiple players on the roster, including John Wall and Markieff Morris, have created opportunities for players to make their case for more minutes.
Later in Washington’s game against New York, the rookie had an incredible assist that found Sam Dekker right underneath the basket.
If Troy Brown Jr. keeps playing the way he is, he could find himself skipping out on the G-League games in favor of a more permanent role with the Wizards.