2011 NBA Free Agency: Warriors Sign Kwame Brown To One-Year Deal

Kwame Brown is no longer expected to live up to the hype of being a no. 1 pick, but he will have to do what he's proven he can do - defend. And that's all the Warriors will ask him to do after signing him to a one-year, $7 million dollar deal.

As Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski pointed out in a tweet, Brown gives the Warriors something that new head coach Mark Jackson is looking for which is a defender. He won't score outside of putbacks, layups and dunks but he has proven to be a great post defender who can guard low-post threats one-on-one. The Warriors aren't exactly known as defensive stalwarts as a unit, so this is just another signing to help change the culture of the team heading into Jackson's first season.

Brown has career averages of 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in a 10-year career with five teams. His best season came in 2003-2004 when he averaged 10.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Washington Wizards.

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