Title: MVP To NBA
Date: July 20, 2018
Original Source: Raptors905.com
Synopsis: I’m going to be helping Raptors.com and Raptors905.com out a bit this year. In my latest on the 905 side, I wrote about Lorenzo Brown turning his Raptors 905 MVP season into an NBA deal with the Raptors.
Late in the 2017-18 season, Lorenzo Brown got the call. He’d barely had a chance to put down the G League Most Valuable Player award he’d been presented before the game when he was told he’d be joining the Toronto Raptors for their playoff run. After bouncing between the Raptors and Raptors 905 all season on a two-way contract, Brown was a full-time NBA player, and he’d appear in four of Toronto’s 10 postseason games.
At the time, it was a nice affirmation of the hard path Brown had taken to that point and the grind he’d consistently put in along the way. A second-round pick in 2013, Brown had played parts of four seasons in the NBA but totalled just 77 games. Meanwhile, he’d spent parts of five seasons with four teams in the G League and spent time in China, all with the aim of getting a foothold in the NBA.
On Friday, the Raptors announced that they have signed Brown to an NBA contract for the 2018-19 season.