10:50am: Atlanta has officially signed Brown to a two-way contract, the team announced in a press release.
The 6’5″ Brown went undrafted out of Michigan in 2021 and got some preseason run with the Lakers on an Exhibit 10 deal. He was cut ahead of the regular season and joined L.A.’s G League affiliate, South Bay.
The Lakers promoted Brown to a two-way contract in November, but was waived in December in order to sign Mason Jones. He appeared in two games with the Lakers for an average of 10.5 MPG, struggling to find a foothold and averaging just 1 PPG and 1 RPG.
At the end of December, Brown signed a 10-day hardship deal with Atlanta and received significant playing time (27.7 MPG) across three games with the club as it dealt with a major COVID outbreak, averaging 9.7 PPG and 4.7 RPG in the process.
The 23-year-old has spent the majority of the season in the G League with South Bay, appearing 38 games (31.3 MPG) while averaging 16.3 PPG, 5.1 RPG and 1.7 APG on .459/.322/.875 shooting. The Hawks had an open two-way slot after promoting Skylar Mays to a standard deal, but have a full 15-man roster and both two-way spots will be filled once Brown’s contract becomes official.