And-Ones: A. Brown, Hanlan, Draft, Africa

Former NBA swingman Anthony Brown and Serbian team KK Partizan Belgrade have officially parted ways, as Emiliano Carchia of Sportando relays. Brown’s deal was supposed to run through June, but the two sides agreed to terminate it just a month after it was finalized.

In other international basketball news, former Spurs second-round pick Olivier Hanlan has signed with German club Telekom Baskets Bonn, according to an announcement from the team (hat tip to Sportando). Hanlan signed with San Antonio in September, but was waived a few days later, so the Spurs no longer have his NBA rights.

Here are a few more odds and ends from around the basketball world:

  • ESPN draft experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz have updated their 2019 mock draft (Insider link), with Zion Williamson now claiming the No. 1 spot, followed by Duke teammate R.J. Barrett at No. 2. Givony and Schmitz also zero in on players whose stocks have recently improved or fallen, with USC’s Kevin Porter (No. 21 to No. 9) and Murray State’s Temetrius “Ja” Morant (No. 16 to No. 10) among the big risers.
  • The NBA, which unveiled a new training facility at its basketball academy in Senegal this week, has “big plans” for Africa, writes Ken Maguire of The Associated Press. NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum suggests that the league believes the number of African players on NBA starting rosters (13) could double within a decade, Maguire notes.
  • In an Insider-only story for ESPN.com, Bobby Marks examines some NBA roster moves or salary-cap decisions that didn’t receive a ton of attention at the time, but have paid off so far, including the Grizzlies‘ acquisition of Garrett Temple.
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5 thoughts on “And-Ones: A. Brown, Hanlan, Draft, Africa

  1. Ptn18

    I think 6’8″ forward Rui Hachimura of top ranked Gonzaga’s stock has gone up too. Hachimura, a junior from Japan, has been averaging 20 ppg.

    • Ptn18

      Hachimura is averaging 21.9 ppg. Sports Illustrated has him being drafted 8th in their mock draft.

    • Ptn18

      On the CBS 13 under the radar NBA prospects, they have Hachimura 1st and Morant 2nd.

  2. x%sure

    What is the point of more Africans in the NBA? Why them? And how does this help Africans? It is basketball, not something important or useful to others.
    Somebody has too much money.

    • Most African NBA players are using their money to develop infrastructure in their home countries, that’s why it’s good for Africa.

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