The Pistons improved, but not for fantasy owners
October 11, 2019, 10:20 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown scored 15 points, grabbed five boards and dished out seven assists in Friday's game against the Cavs.
Known as a defensive specialist, as coach
Dwayne Casey called him an "elite defender." Brown was able to showcase more to his game. He started at shooting guard and played 25 minutes. He is surrounded by players with higher usage and may find it difficult to put up consistent offensive numbers.
September 22, 2019, 8:56 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Coach Dwane Casey spoke highly of Bruce Brown’s defensive play, calling him an ‘elite defender.’
Brown remains in contention for a starting spot with the Pistons, but he is not a high-usage player, and the Pistons have stocked up with offensive threats such as Derrick Rose and the immortal Joe Johnson. It will be tough for Brown to rack up enough touches or minutes this season.
September 12, 2019, 1:10 pmJoe JohnsonF, Free Agent
Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Frank Isola of The Athletic said he hears that the Pistons are in the lead for Joe Johnson's services.
Iso Joe wasn't in the league at all last year but showed he still has some left in the tank after winning the BIG3 MVP. While the 38-year old would bring some needed outside shooting to the Pistons, it's hard to see him having a meaningful impact in fantasy. Johnson's arrival would put a slight dent into the value of Bruce Brown Jr.
Source: Noah Coslov on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 5:38 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown led the Pistons to a 96-81 win over the Sixers on Wednesday, triple-doubling with 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
Brown has been playing point guard for Detroit in Summer League, and it's been a good look for him. He added a steal and two blocks in 27 minutes today, which combined with his rebounding effort paints the picture of an effective wing defender who has some sneaky playmaking chops. Brown is likely to go back to a low-usage role as the starting shooting guard in the regular season but this has been an exciting summer for any dynasty players who have Brown on their rosters.
July 8, 2019, 8:36 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown had a good all-around game in a 102-84 win over the Pacers in Summer League on Monday, going for 14 points (4-for-9 FGs, 5-for-8 FTs), 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one triple in 26 minutes.
Brown once again played point guard and the line looks good. He started 56 games during his rookie season, and his defense should guarantee him decent minutes whether he starts again or not. He's a player to watch, but he's got a way to go to get on the standard-league radar.
July 6, 2019, 7:37 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown put up 17 points, 10 assists, a steal and three blocks in Saturday's Summer League win over the Blazers.
Brown's been playing point guard for Detroit's summer squad even though he'll be a shooting guard for the big club. It's good to see him flash these skills but we don't imagine this sort of usage will exist for him when the regular season opens. Svi Mykhailiuk chipped in 18 points and four triples as the NBA-ready Pistons in Vegas have had a strong first pair of games.
July 5, 2019, 5:13 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown finished Friday's game against Croatia with 12 points, five rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.
Brown is expected to see heavy work at point guard in Summer League, and he did a nice job in this one as he led the team in assists while only committing two turnovers. That role is unlikely to be open for him in the regular season, however, so this foray is more about developing long-term skills for Brown than preparing him for the upcoming season.
July 2, 2019, 3:05 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Per Vincent Ellis of The Detroit Free Press, Bruce Brown Jr. said most of his work has been at point guard and he expects to see heavy doses of time there this summer.
We'll see if anything comes of this as we get closer to the season, but with the early signings of Derrick Rose and Tim Frazier this offseason it is hard to envision many available PG minutes for Brown next year. Brown started at the two-spot for the majority of last season, and we should be expecting his minutes to come on the wings again this season.
Source: Vincent Ellis on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 1:07 amBruce BrownG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown tallied six points on 1-of-3 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 shooting from the line, adding four rebounds, one steal and one block in 25 minutes on Wednesday.
Despite sliding into the starting lineup late in the season, the rookie failed to impress without any eye-opening breakout games. Still, the takeaway here is that he's got the coach's trust and an inside track to be one of the developmental priorities of the franchise moving forward. He finishes with per-game values in the 340 value range in 8/9-cat with averages of 4.3 points, 2.5 rebounds in 19.5 minutes per game.
March 15, 2019, 7:02 pmBruce BrownG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (right ankle sprain) will start on Friday vs. the Lakers.
Brown still has a bit of ankle discomfort but will get the start anyway. He's not an option in fantasy.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter
March 11, 2019, 9:57 pmBruce BrownG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown returned to action on Monday and scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting while adding a rebound and a 3-pointer.
Brown returned from an ankle sprain and assumed the starting role but only played 14 minutes. He's nowhere near a viable fantasy asset even when he's fully healthy.
March 11, 2019, 7:02 pmBruce BrownG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (right ankle sprain) is officially starting against the Nets on Monday.
This is just confirming an earlier report and Glenn Robinson III will return to the bench. He's not on the fantasy radar right now.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 11, 2019, 6:26 pmBruce BrownG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (right ankle sprain) is expected to start on Monday against the Nets.
Brown missed Sunday's game with the ankle injury. Glenn Robinson III started in his place, but will now return to the bench. Neither are on the fantasy radar right now.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
March 11, 2019, 4:37 pmBruce BrownG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Nets.
Brown missed Sunday's game and Glenn Robinson III started in his place. There's not many fantasy implications whether Brown plays or not. Luke Kennard is the only shooting guard from Detroit that you want.
Source: NBA Injury Report