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Lakers News: New Orleans Pelicans signing Anthony Brown, according to report

The former Lakers draft pick won’t float in the D-League for long.

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Former Los Angeles Lakers swingman Anthony Brown won’t be a D-League floater for long as the New Orleans Pelicans are working on signing him, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Brown has been on fire for the Erie BayHawks, averaging 29.3 points per game while shooting an incredible 65 percent from three-point range through four games.

The Pelicans’ roster is a major work in progress, so taking a flier on a guy like Brown who could possibly address their lack of perimeter shooting makes plenty of sense. New Orleans is the worst three-point shooting team in the NBA, making just 30.7 percent of their attempts from deep.

Brown won’t be a savior to their plight, but adding a young player who projected as a three-and-D prospect could be a helpful step forward. The return of Jrue Holiday should also help the Pelicans dig out of the early 4-10 hole they fell into over the first few weeks of the season.

It’s unreasonable to think Brown will shoot over 60 percent in actual NBA action, especially after performing poorly enough to be cut in favor of Metta World Peace and Thomas Robinson, but he’s a solid prospect for the Pelicans to take under their wing. It will be interesting to see how he performs if he slides into a legitimate role in the Pelicans.

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