Moses Brown, a New York City native, may make his debut for the Nets on Sunday against the Nuggets at Barclays Center, where he once watched games as a spectator.
Brown, 23, had a poster of Jason Kidd when he was young, and he watched as the arena was constructed.
Brown is a 7-foot-2 center who was signed by the Nets on a 10-day contract after veteran Nerlens Noel’s contract was not renewed.
Brown played at Archbishop Molloy and then at UCLA for one year.
Head coach Jacque Vaughn is impressed with Brown’s height, stating that he is “looking over the top of Day’Ron.”
Vaughn hopes that Brown will get some playing time during the game.
Brown spent most of the season with the Clippers but was waived after playing in 50 games under a two-way contract.
The Nets then called him after he spent a week with the Knicks’ G-League affiliate.
Brown considers himself a defensive anchor who must be vocal and call out screens.
He is leaning on his teammates, Dorian Finney-Smith and Spencer Dinwiddie, for help with learning new terminology and studying tendencies.
He has played with a variety of teams and must adjust to different players and play styles.
Brown has played for six other NBA organizations since going undrafted in 2019 and has averaged 5.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 126 career games.
Vaughn, a former Kansas point guard, showed off his March Madness spirit by sipping tea from a shot-glass-sized handled cup and doing a jig when he saw a Missouri shirt on a practice observer.
Simmons, Duke Jr., and Smith were declared out for the game against the Nuggets due to injuries or playing in the G-League.
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