The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly waived backup point guard Archie Goodwin to clear a roster spot for another player. Will former Lakers guard Anthony Brown be the answer in the Pelicans’ three-point shooting struggle?
The Los Angeles Lakers selected Anthony Brown as the 34th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. He was thought to be the ideal “3-and-D” player for the purple and gold. However, he didn’t live up to expectations and lost his roster spot to Thomas Robinson and Metta World Peace.
After the Lakers waived him last month, Anthony Brown became the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Development League Draft on Oct. 30. He is currently playing for the Erie BayHawks, averaging 29.3 points on 65 percent shooting from the three-point range. If he can reciprocate the same performance in the NBA, Brown could be a good fit in New Orleans.
The Pelicans are on a two-game winning streak since the return of Jrue Holiday. However, the Pelicans are currently the worst three-point shooting team in the league at 30.7 percent. To solve their problem, they waived guard Archie Goodwin to create a roster for another player.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the New Orleans Pelicans are close to signing former Lakers guard Anthony Brown.
“The Pelicans targeted Brown, sources said, in their bid to add more perimeter shooting and will waive Archie Goodwin to create a roster spot for the former Laker,” Stein said.
After struggling early this season, the Pelicans are trying to improve their roster with the talents currently available on the market. When Lance Stephenson suffered groin injury, they signed Goodwin for the backup point guard role. However, he only averaged 5.0 points and 0.3 assists in three games.
Anthony Brown might have failed to establish a good impression in Los Angeles. But, he still has the potential to become a decent role player in the league. Brown should prove in New Orleans that he deserved to be a given a second chance in the NBA.
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