Trail Blazers Sign Familiar Face in Free Agent Center

The Portland Trail Blazers have added to their big man depth, bringing back 7'2" four-year veteran center Moses Brown for a second tour of duty in the Pacific Northwest. 

It's a partially guaranteed one-year deal for Brown according to NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

Brown began his career with nine games for Portland in the 2019-20 season but with very minimal usage. 

He moved on to the Oklahoma City Thunder the next season, where he posted some solid numbers as a starting center in 32 of his 43 games there. In 21.4 minutes, he averaged 8.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots.

He returned to a very minor role off the end of four different teams' benches over the last couple of years, but his production has always been solid for the minutes he plays. While averaging just 5.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in his career, he's accomplished that in just 12 minutes per contest. Extrapolated out on a per-36-minute basis, his number explode to 16 points, 15.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. 

Jusuf Nurkic is, of course, the starter at center for Portland, but Brown will vie for backup minutes. 

Entering his age-24 season, Brown becomes only the 13th player on the Blazers with any type of guaranteed contract as they continue to round out their roster heading up to the start of training camp in about five weeks. 

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