Third-year small forward Troy Brown Jr. is being made available in trade talks ahead of the March 25 trade deadline according to Wizards’ reporter Quinton Mayo.
Brown has fallen out of the Wizards’ rotation this season and is currently averaging just 13.6 minutes per game. He is also averaging career lows in points per game (4.2), field goal percentage (36.5%) and 3-point percentage (27.5%).
Sources: The Washington Wizards have made third-year SF Troy Brown Jr. extremely available in trade talks ahead of the March 25 deadline.
“They’re showcasing him,” one source added.
— 📌Quinton Mayo (@RealQuintonMayo) March 11, 2021
Brown averaged almost 26 minutes per game last season, and brought a well-rounded impact to the game, averaging 10.4 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per game. He certainly has not been playing well this season, but perhaps his sudden reduction in playing time has sapped his confidence.
It is unclear who the Wizards might target in a trade involving Brown, but rim protection and front court depth have been issues for the team this season, and they would benefit tremendously from just having another body to eat up some minutes in the paint. At the end of the day, it is impossible to know for certain what is going on in the Wizards front office. The reality of the situation will become clear as the trade deadline approaches.