Derrick Brown: Season Report Card « Queen City Hoops

Derrick Brown: Season Report Card

PER PER Against (Net)
Derrick Brown 14.83 14.03 (-1.24)

Strengths: Brown is an athletic wing who uses his quickness and agility to score efficiently, leading the Bobcats with a True Shooting Percentage of 55.6%. He is also a strong offensive rebounder for a wing, which allows him to create easy scoring opportunities for himself. In addition to scoring off put backs, the majority of his buckets come on the break or slashing to the basket. His effort is consistent – something to note on a team that won only 7 games.

Weaknesses: Brown is a tweener. He doesn’t quite have the size to match up with most PF’s, while he’s not a quick enough defender on the perimeter to guard SF’s. He is also lacking a post or mid-range game, as well as the ability to create his own shot.

Reasons for Optimism: Brown proved himself to be a useful role player this season. Although he was logging starter’s minutes in a lot of games, and thus looked overmatched by his competition at times, he displayed a handful of skills that make him a valuable rotation player. There are plenty of guys in the NBA who make their living off of energy and athleticism, which at this point are clearly his two attributes you can bank on. However, if Brown can develop a more efficient mid-range game he will afford himself even more opportunities to get on the floor.

Reasons for Pessimism: Despite whether or not he improves on the offensive end, Brown will more than likely remain a guy on defense who is stuck in between positions. Thus, matchups will dictate how much run he gets in a particular game.

Forecast: Brown signed a one-year minimum contract before last season so the team will need to get him signed to a new deal. Assuming they do, in a perfect world (a perfect world being the Bobcats are healthy next season and are solid enough to win 20+ games) Brown comes off the bench to give the second unit energy and help on the offensive glass. Fifteen minutes a game is probably optimal for a guy like Brown whose value is attributed primarily to energy and hustle. His minutes need to be limited to an extent so that he can fully exert himself while on the floor. Next season will be telling for Brown. If he’s able to improve his jump shot while also maintaining the same level of effort on the glass he’ll ensure himself a longer career in the League than most had previously believed.

2 comments to Derrick Brown: Season Report Card

  • SDS

    i love this guy, he runs the court well on fast breaks and is a hustle player you said, but i personally would rather see him get a post game then a mid range game, mid range alot of players have a mid range game at the sf, how many sfs have a good post game? very few…i thnik he needs to develope his post game and cause mis matches offensivly which make the other team need to put a bigger body on him…, plus if he is in the post as a post up player, he will obviously have more chances at offensive rebounds while being in the post

  • WE GET A NEW COACH, DRAFT THE TOP PICK AND SIGN A FEW GOOD VETS FOR THE LOW, WE CAN AT LEAST MAKE 8TH SEED RUN WITH THE LIKES OF BROWN, BUT IF YOUR JORDAN I KNOW YOU WANT MORE