We're less than one week into the NBA Lockout, and it's already cost the Boston Celtics a player. For now.
Gilbert Brown, an undrafted forward from the University of Pittsburgh, has signed a contract with S. Oliver Wurzburg of the German Bundesliga Basketball League. However, Brown said that, if the NBA Lockout comes to an end by August, he probably won't play for them.
"If the lockout ends early, I probably won't even go" to Germany, he said. "It's basically an insurance policy so I'm not waiting around for the lockout to end." (via NESN)
Brown, a 6-foot-6 forward from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, averaged 11.3 points and 4.4 rebounds last season for the Panthers. In addition, Brown shot 45.8 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from three-point range and averaged 2.7 assists and 1.8 turnovers last season for Pittsburgh.