Long Island Nets guard Bryce Brown is looking to be a steady contributor as he continues to eye his NBA dreams, he told Alec Sturm of NetsDaily in an exclusive interview.
Brown has averaged 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists with Long Island this season, shooting 40% from the floor and 37% from three-point range. He signed training camp deals with the Knicks in 2020 and the Nets last year, but he hasn’t appeared in an NBA regular season game.
“You know, I feel like everybody’s big goal at the end of the year is to get a call up,” Brown said. “But at the end of the day, I just want to get better. I want to become a better all-around player. And if I haven’t got a call up yet, like right now or in [the] next couple of weeks or before the season even ends, at the end of the day I just want to learn what do I need to do to get there?”
Here are some other odds and ends from around the basketball world:
- Veteran guard Jimmer Fredette is returning to China to play with the Shanghai Sharks, according to Dario Skerletic of Sportando. Fredette holds 241 games of NBA experience and has made multiple stops in China. “It’s more about trying to win and help these guys, to fit in, to be a leader, and give a sense of calmness and a sense of someone who’s been there and done it with these guys to try to help them in tough situations and provide something they need,” he said.
- Free agent guard Rashad Vaughn has signed in Greece with Lavrio BC, the team announced (via Twitter). Vaughn owns NBA experience with the Bucks, Nets and Magic. He was also the No. 17 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.
- EuroLeague veteran Janis Timma has signed a contract in the NBA G League, according to the league’s transactions page. Timma will be acquired by the Lakeland Magic, as they hold his returning player rights. He played Summer League with Orlando last August.