The Los Angeles Lakers drafted Anthony Brown out of Stanford in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft. The Bellflower, Calif. native didn’t make too much of an impact in his rookie year, but did see some action sporadically throughout the season.
Brown played in 29 games for the Lakers. He managed to start 11 of those games. The forward averaged 4.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game in his rookie year.
He wasn’t the most talked about rookie, but Brown had a solid season coming off the bench for the Lakers. He wasn’t going to get as much playing time as fellow rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell, but managed to hold his own in some games for the Lakers.
In one of Brown’s best games this season, he scored nine points against the New Orleans Pelicans on Jan. 12 and grabbed four rebounds. He earned a 14 plus-minus total and the Lakers actually won the game.
He got his best game score in the 27-point loss to the Utah Jazz on Jan. 16, but he had a -13 plus-minus total. His game-high total was 10 points. He managed to get that total twice throughout the season.
There’s no doubt Brown should be back on the roster next season, regardless of who the coach is. If he continues to develop for the Lakers, he might become a solid bench player somewhere down the line.