Bruce Brown was one of the Nets’ best players in the postseason, and now he’s on his way to Denver.
Brown agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews. The deal reportedly has a player option included in it.
Brown had spent the past two seasons in Brooklyn and had a stellar second half of the year. It wasn’t clear what the Nets had been planning with Brown and their current salary predicament had made the task of retaining his services a tough one.
Brown averaged 14 points a game during the first-round sweep of the Nets, he shot 56.8% from the field and was shooting better than 40% from three-point range.
The playoff numbers mimicked the turnaround Brown had seen following the trade of James Harden and after the NBA All-Star break, which saw him average, 14.2 points per game and shot over 50%. He had expressed an interest in staying following the Game 4 loss to the Boston Celtics.
“Yeah, hopefully,” Brown said in April. “The season just ended and I’m not thinking too much about it. If there’s a chance to stay then we’ll talk about it, but we’ll see.”
It was reported in May that Brown’s hometown Celtics could make a play to lure the 25-year-old to Beantown.
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Brown becomes the latest Net to leave after it was revealed on Thursday that Kevin Durant had requested a trade out of Brooklyn. The news also likely signaled the end of Kyrie Irving’s time in Kings County.