With the Thunder’s season entering the sunset stages, Sam Presti’s sporadic waves of roster moves seemed to have finally settled as forward Charlie Brown Jr. has received a second 10-day contract.
Brown Jr.’s contract will take him to May 15, just one day before the Thunder’s season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers.
In Brown Jr.’s first contract the 6-foot-6 guard averaged 5.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 steals on 16.0 minutes per contest.
Mark Daigneault handed the 24-year-old the key’s to the roster on May 1 against the Indiana Pacers. In that game, Brown Jr. placed his first career start in which he recorded 8 points (3-of-10 FG), 5 rebounds, and 2 assists in 27 minutes. Despite the poor shooting effort from the forward, his 30-percent clip actually was the second-best of all starters in that game as no one could hit the side of a barn — ultimately losing that game in record-setting fashion.
The St. Joesph’s alum played a steady third-string role following his starting appearance, and with Lu Dort currently healthy — that role may remain. If not, do not rule out Brown Jr. as a recipient of 16-20 runs.
Brown Jr. will look to use his second 10-day contract to prove he is a reliable on-and-off ball defender who has the potential of breaking out on the other end.