The New York Knicks have acquired guard Charlie Brown Jr. as a free agent for their offseason roster. The team announced this signing by offering him an Exhibit 10 contract, according to a press release on Twitter (link).
This move completes the Knicks’ 21-man squad, necessitating the release of Obadiah Noel earlier this week to make room for Brown.
Brown, who is 26 years old, has played in 41 NBA regular season games since 2019 for teams like the Hawks, Thunder, Mavericks, and Sixers. However, he did not have an NBA stint last year as he spent the season with the Philadelphia G League affiliate. While playing for the Delaware Blue Coats, the G League champions for the 2022/23 season, Brown averaged 13.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.
After his successful G League run, Brown joined the Knicks for the Summer League games in July. In Las Vegas, he performed exceptionally well, recording an average of 19.8 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game with a shooting line of .547/.375/.800.
Under the terms of his Exhibit 10 contract, Brown will receive a bonus of up to $75,000 if he is waived before the season starts and then spends at least 60 days with the Westchester Knicks. However, for this to happen, the Knicks’ affiliate would need to obtain his returning rights from Delaware.
Image Source: Charlie Brown Jr. @ Instagram