Posted at 9:11 a.m., Saturday, September 29, 2007
NBA: Cavaliers sign guard Devin Brown
Associated PressCLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers signed free agent guard Devin Brown to a contract today in their first offseason roster move.
Brown averaged 11.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists all career-highs for the New Orleans Hornets last season. The 6-foot-5 Brown can play both guard positions as well as small forward.
Terms of the deal were not available.
"Devin is a versatile basketball player," Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said. "His toughness and ability to play multiple positions on both ends of the court will complement our group well."
Ferry knows Brown from when they were both with the San Antonio Spurs.
Brown will give the defending Eastern Conference champions depth and insurance in case they can't re-sign restricted free agent Sasha Pavlovic. The club and Pavlovic's representatives haven't been able to finalize a deal for the 23-year-old, who was a key contributor last season when the Cavs made it to the NBA finals for the first time.
The Cavaliers are also in talks forward Anderson Varejao, another restricted free agent. The team opens training camp next week.