Center Moses Brown wasn’t getting many minutes with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With the organization watching him in the developmental league this month, though, he might be able to force the NBA team’s hand. Brown was named the G League Player of the Week as he posted dominant numbers on both sides of the ball and helped lead the Oklahoma City Blue to a 5-0 record over the week. The team is now 7-1.
Brown posted 19.8 points and 15.0 rebounds per game while recording 2.3 blocks and 1.3 steals per contest this past week. He has done all this while averaging only 26.6 minutes per game over his eight total appearances.
On the court, he looks taller, longer and quicker than his opponents, and he’s dunking everything with power.
Thunder wing Darius Miller tweeted congratulations for Brown after the honor was announced on Tuesday.
Brown has appeared in 16 NBA games over the last two seasons, nine of which were with the Portland Trail Blazers and seven for the Thunder.
In total at the NBA level, Brown has made 11 of his 20 field goals and recorded 29 rebounds, five blocks and two steals. He is 10-for-22 from the free throw line.
The Thunder will hope he can learn from his experience in the G League and bring it back up to the NBA. Signed to a two-way contract, Brown will continue to be evaluated by Oklahoma City throughout the season.
The Blue’s next game will be against the Greensboro Swarm, the Charlotte Hornets’ affiliate, on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Central Time.