The Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder announced on Sunday that the group has signed middle Moses Brown to a multi-year contract. The phrases of the settlement are unknown because of group coverage.
This season, Brown has performed in 16 video games (together with 5 begins) with the Thunder and is presently averaging 8.3 factors on 61.9 p.c capturing, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 17.5 minutes. He was additionally named to each the All-NBA G League First Group and the NBA G League All-Defensive Group after beginning all 14 video games for the Oklahoma Metropolis Blue, the place he averaged 18.5 factors on 54.9 p.c capturing, 13.9 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks in 26.4 minutes per contest throughout the 2020-21 season.
The 21-year previous performed just one 12 months at UCLA earlier than declaring for the NBA Draft in 2019. Regardless of not getting chosen, he signed as a two-way player for the Portland Trail Blazers earlier than signing a two-way contract with the Thunder on Dec. 9, 2020.
Throughout his lone season on the Thunder, Brown has been showcasing his offensive potential and the expertise he has that can add to OKC’s roster. After changing Al Horford for his first profession begin towards the Memphis Grizzlies on March 14th, he dropped a career-high 20 factors and 16 rebounds towards the Chicago Bulls—marking his first profession double-double. He additionally completed with 5 blocks, making him simply the second participant in group historical past to file 20+ factors, 15+ rebounds, and 5+ blocks in a recreation.
Brown’s signing is yet one more instance of OKC’s dedication to creating younger expertise for his or her future. The group not too long ago introduced in 23-year previous middle Tony Bradley after trading Austin Rivers.