Spurs to workout former Bobcat Derrick Brown


Derrick BrownAnother former Charlotte Bobcat could be on his way to joining Boris Diaw in San Antonio Spurs training camp.

Unfortunately for Spurs fans and a majority of the Project Spurs staff, that player is not Tyrus Thomas.

Instead, the Spurs are scheduled to be working out Bobcats 2009 second round pick and small forward Derrick Brown, according to csnnw.com.

According to the article, Brown's agent has also scheduled workouts for his client with Atlanta and Brooklyn. While Brown could impress enough to earn an invite to training camp, the Spurs really don't need the services of another swingman since they have players at both shooting guard and small forward that leave no pressing need.

As has been stated many times over here, the Spurs have only one key are that needs to be improved, and that's the front line. Unless someone finds the fountain of youth, I can't see any other area where they have glaring weaknesses.

That's not to say Brown couldn't help a team. He's still got some upside, is athletic, has worked to improve his shot outside and can fool defenders with his quickness. Last season, Brown averaged 8.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game.

The one thing that has hurt Brown is that he's very much a hybrid forward and likes to play inside, but doesn't have the size or frame to push anyone around down low. As I mentioned, he is quick enough and athletic enough to play small forward, but his offense is a little limited. He lacks a go-to move aside from trying to inside if nothing else is working.

If anything, he'd be great for the Toros, but I'm sure an NBA team with a need at the position might snatch him up, and he'd likely go overseas before he'd go the D-League route,