Montepaschi Siena (Italy) guard Bobby Brown, the presumable MVP of the Euro League, could become a free agent and available to sign in the NBA this season, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
After several years bouncing between Europe and the NBA, Brown, 28, has had a breakout professional season with Siena. Nevertheless, the franchise's financial issues may leave the organization open to a buyout of his contract, sources said. Several NBA teams have inquired about the possibility of signing him as a backup point guard.
Brown leads the Euro League with 21 points per game and averages nearly six assists. He delivered one of the Euro League's greatest offensive performances recently with 41 points in a victory over Fenerbache. Brown has been chosen the Euro League's player of the week three times this season.
To save money, Siena cut ties with several top European players before the season. Nevertheless, Brown has kept Siena in the playoff race with a 10-3 record and the best season of his professional career.
During the 2008-2010 seasons, Brown played 113 NBA games during stops with Sacramento, Minnesota, the Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans.
If Brown could be one of the best available pickups among guards for NBA teams this season, D.J. White of the Shanghai Sharks could be the most intriguing front-court player come February.
As the dominant forward in the Chinese Basketball Association, White has averaged 22.6 points and 10.6 rebounds a game. He will be eligible to re-join the NBA in February, once Shanghai's season ends. White has played with Charlotte and Oklahoma City in the NBA.
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