There’s no denying that the Philadelphia 76ers have a lot of young players on their roster. Players like Tyrese Maxey, Paul Reed, Charles Bassey, Isaiah Joe, and even Jaden Springer get the majority of the headlines, and rightfully so.
However, there is one 25-year-old on the Sixers’ roster that doesn’t get enough recognition in the media and that’s Charlie Brown Jr. Despite being on a two-way contract last season, he did fill in a valuable role as a team’s perimeter defender when the roster was hit with COVID-19. His development could make a big difference entering next season.
The Sixers would benefit greatly if Brown Jr. makes significant development this summer.
Looking at just his averages with the 76ers’ this season would make most think he’s not worth keeping on the roster. In Philly, he averaged 1.5 points and 1.6 rebounds, while converting just 26.5 percent of his field goals and 11.1 percent on his 3-pointers.
However, looking at his G-League stats provide a different story. With the Delaware Blue Coats during the G-League showcase, Brown averaged 16.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals. He also shot 45.7 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from downtown.
Brown has the potential to become a 3-and-D wing in the NBA and at 6-foot-6 with his athleticism, he’s the type of player Philly needs. The best part is that the Sixers’ front office can bring him in on a partially guaranteed deal to begin the year. If works out great, they’ve added legit talent for a cheap price, and if it doesn’t then they can cut ties with little financial ramifications.
The Sixers need to find cheap talent where ever they can and Brown has shown the potential he can be that. It’s important that the Philadelphia 76ers coaching staff works hard with him during the offseason.