Kwame Brown Signs With Detroit

With the exception of Michael Olowakandi, Kwame Brown has to be the biggest bust to be picked #1 in the history of the NBA draft. Obviously not taking that bit of information into consideration, the Detroit Pistons signed him to a 2 year deal at $4 million per. Once labeled a “can’t miss” prospect when he was drafted out of HS in 2001 by Michael Jordan when he was running the show for the Washington Wizards, Kwame has been an NBA journeyman ever since. Over his career he’s only averaged 7.5 ppg and 5.7 boards, but to his credit when playoff time comes around his numbers improve to 11.3 ppg and 6.1 boards. Still, for the first overall pick in a draft that included Tyson Chandler, Pau Gasol (who he was traded for), Eddy Curry, Jason Richardson, Shane Battier, Joe Johnson, Richard Jefferson, Zach RandolphTony Parker and Gilbert Arenas…those numbers suck. I guess the Pistons felt like he was worth an $8 million gamble because he’s still only 26yrs old. Maybe the culture of winning in Detroit will change things around for him. But in my opinion…once a bum, always a bum.

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