Rockets To Sign Sterling Brown

Shooting guard Sterling Brown has agreed to a one-year deal with the Rockets, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Because Brown never received a qualifying offer from the Bucks, he was able to hit the market as an unrestricted free agent.

The 6’5″ swingman was drafted by the Bucks with the 46th pick in 2017 out of SMU. The 25-year-old has a career slash line average of 5.2 PPG/3.1 RPG/1.0 APG across his three seasons in the league. He also has connected on an average of 77.4% of his free throw attempts, 41.7% of his shots from the floor, and 34.5% of his 2.6 three-point looks per contest.

His shooting should be a solid attribute to a changing Rockets club that still prioritizes surrounding stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook with switchable perimeter scorers, though how long those All-Star guards will stay with the franchise remains up in the air now.

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9 thoughts on “Rockets To Sign Sterling Brown

  1. x%sure

    Perfect team for him.

    Jon Horst’s first two decisions as Milwaukee GM: Draft DJ Wilson in the first, pull some strings to get Sterling Brown in the second. Win the EOY two years later.

    • mlbnyyfan

      I didn’t know Sterling Brown played Basketball. I thought he was just an actor.

  2. Otogar

    With 41.7% from the floor and 34.5% from the stripe, I’m not sure his shooting will be a solid attribute.

  3. lambeau gang

    Probably best that he leaves Milwaukee given the city law enforcement’s rocky relationship with him. At least he finally received a settlement from the city after the whole ordeal 2+ years ago. Hopefully he can get a fresh start in Houston.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      That shouldn’t be an issue here in Houston where the George Floyd protests were among the most peaceful in the entire country.

  4. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Contrary to expectations the Rockets roster is really taking shape now. Westbrook, Harden, House, Tucker, and Wood in the starting five then Gordon, Boogie, McLemore, Nwaba, and Brown as the second unit makes a very solid rotation.

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