Wizards Sign First-Rounder Troy Brown

JULY 5: The Wizards have officially signed Brown to his rookie deal, per the NBA’s transactions log. He’ll have a first-year salary of about $2.75MM.

JUNE 25: The Wizards have agreed to terms on a rookie contract for first-round pick Troy Brown, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post (Twitter link). The deal can be made official once the new NBA league year begins on July 1.

Brown, a 6’7″ wing, is coming off a freshman year at Oregon in which he averaged 11.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 3.2 APG. The youngster has strong upside as a versatile defender who is capable of guarding any position from one through four. He was drafted 15th overall by the Wizards last Thursday.

Brown will be subject to the NBA’s rookie scale, making negotiations with the Wizards a simple process. He’ll be in line for two guaranteed seasons, followed by third- and fourth-year team options.

Under the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the rookie scale is tied to the salary cap, so we won’t know the exact salary amounts for this year’s rookies until the cap is set for 2018/19. However, based on a $101MM cap projection, Brown should be in line for a first-year salary worth approximately $2.73MM.

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4 thoughts on “Wizards Sign First-Rounder Troy Brown

  1. x%sure

    A shame he’s got so much talent in front of him. A former PG who can sky. But Wall, Beal, Porter

    Not really a fit for WAS but maybe shows a plan to trade Porter.

  2. formerlyz

    I feel like Porter Jr falling helped him fall an extra pick to Washington, and I think be is a great addition on the wing. The Wizards need depth, first of all, and they need athleticism, and shooting. I think they need to run more, and I think Troy Brown can guard multiple positions and give them more versatility

    • x%sure

      Wall says they needed to draft a big, in so many words
      But after #7 it was a long wait until Williams, Wagner & Spellman.

  3. I can see with this that Washington wants to move OPJ, keeping KO as the starter & this kid on the bench… only thing I cannot see anyone wanting OPJ with the ridiculous contract he has got, why on earth they gave it to him? I would had let him walk, always best for the team, let the guys walk, keep the cap space, & eventually you’ll get good guys at a good price when the rest of teams run out of cap space, I think overpaying players is a capital sin for a front office, pay big to the stars & then fill the roster with capable players at a reasonable salary.

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