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Kwame Brown - C, 6'11, 270
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
       Date of birth: 03/10/1982
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 1st pick, 2001
     Out of: Glynn Academy HS
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

2001 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 1st overall by Washington.
13th July, 2001 NBA Signed four year, $17,286,153 rookie scale contract with Washington. Included team option for 2004/05.
20th October, 2003 NBA Washington exercised 2004/05 team option.
2nd August, 2005 NBA Signed and traded by Washington with a partially guaranteed three year, $24,862,500 contract to L.A. Lakers, along with Laron Profit, in exchange for Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins.
1st February, 2008 NBA Traded by L.A. Lakers, along with Javaris Crittenton, a signed-and-traded Aaron McKie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol (#48, 2007), a 2008 first round pick (#28, Donte Greene), a 2010 first round pick (#28, Greivis Vasquez) and cash to Memphis in exchange for Pau Gasol and a 2010 second round pick (#43, Devin Ebanks).
4th August, 2008 NBA Signed a two year, $8 million contract with Detroit. Included player option for 2009/10.
30th June, 2009 NBA Exercised 2009/10 player option.
24th August, 2010 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Charlotte.
14th December, 2011 NBA Signed a one year, $6.75 million contract with Golden State.
14th March, 2012 NBA Traded by Golden State, along with Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh, to Milwaukee in exchange for Stephen Jackson and Andrew Bogut.
20th July, 2012 NBA Signed a two year, $5,764,945 contract with Philadelphia. Included player option for 2013/14.
28th June, 2013 NBA Exercised 2013/14 player option.
20th November, 2013 NBA Waived by Philadelphia.
When: Where:
June 2001 - August 2005 Washington Wizards (NBA)
August 2005 - February 2008 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
February 2008 - July 2008 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
August 2008 - July 2010 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
August 2010 - June 2011 Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
December 2011 - March 2012 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
March 2012 - June 2012 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
July 2012 - November 2013 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
From blog:

   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left

- Kwame Brown * - Bizarrely, Kwame Brown might be the best available centre. Boston were interested in him, but wound up with Shaq instead; outside of that, no one seems to want him.

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   The best of what's left

Kwame Brown - For all of the abject fail that has drizzled his career, Kwame Brown can truly defend the post. Anything offensive-related is highly questionable; Kwame can't catch, never could shoot, doesn't have good touch, has gotten worse in all facets of shot making, and has lost his athleticism. Yet he rebounds well enough (16.2% total rebounding percentage last season), and defends the post admirably. It comes at the expense of fouls, turnovers and no offensive ability whatsoever, but since this is the minimum salary we're talking about, it might be OK.

Ronny Turiaf's views on the issue are a little different.

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   Why the Bucks-Warriors trade doesn’t really make sense

When the Warriors signed Kwame Brown to a one year, $6.75 million deal this offseason, we laughed for a bit, and then looked at the logic for why they did it.

This logic was threefold. Firstly, it helped the Warriors shore up their and the league’s weakest position with a capable veteran, vital for a team like the Wariors that genuinely thinks it can (and should) make the playoffs, and gave the team its first starting center-who-is-actually-a-center-not-Anthony-Tolliver since Andris Biedrins went into the tank. Secondly, the one year nature of the deal kept alive cap space aspirations for next summer, which, in light of the unsuccesful cap space aspirations this summer, was going to give Golden State yet another chance at that elusive center. And thirdly, they could use his expiring contract to trade for Dwight Howard! Or someone like that.

The latter actually happened. There’ll be no cap space now, nor any more Dwight pipe dreams; apparently, Andrew Bogut will be the answer to the profound, endless, big man problems.

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   Unexpected winning is fine, but long-term planning matters most

Philadelphia's utter determination to cut salary and start again has been well documented, and they make no apologies for it. In acquiring Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams in this year's draft, they theoretically landed two big pieces for this future, yet they still required a great deal more help and positioned themselves to go backwards in order to get where they'd ultimately like to be -- contention. The 76ers entered this season with only two players born before 1988 (Jason Richardson and Kwame Brown), neither of which they want.

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   These unsigned big men are ready to help (or hurt) your team

Kwame Brown - The Sixers waived Kwame after 22 games, 41 points and 37 fouls. Doug Collins is still a staunch believer, but Doug Collins hasn't a coaching gig any more, and there appear to be few other suitors. >This quote from Michael Carter-Williams probably doesn't help.

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