OKC Thunder: 3 season goals for Moses Brown in 2020-21

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The OKC Thunder had a very busy offseason including signing Moses Brown to a two-way deal. Here are three goals for his 2020/21 season.

When the OKC Thunder signed Moses Brown to a two-way deal, it was the second he has signed in two years. Last season he had a two-way deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. Standing 7’2″, Brown has the potential to be a serviceable big man in the NBA.

However, last season his development was stunted in the G-League because the Blazers do not have a G-League affiliate. As a result, the Blazers assigned him to the Texas Legends. The problem with that is the Legends did not want to mess up their program for a player not affiliated with the Dallas Mavericks.

Brown did not start any of the 30 games that he played for the Legends last season. He also did not play meaningful minutes in the nine games he played for the injury-depleted Trail Blazers last season. So how was he excepted to develop his game which is part of what the two-way contracts were for?

Why Moses Brown should develop with the OKC Thunder.


The other problem for Brown last season was the Legends only played him for 19.4 minutes per game. This is incredible that a borderline NBA talent does not start or even get 20 minutes per game in the G-League. He was able to average 14.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in that time.

In the nine games he played for the Blazers, Brown averaged 1.2 points, and 1.6 rebounds in just 3.7 minutes per game. When he suits up for the OKC Blue, Brown is almost certain to start. On top of that, when he is with the varsity squad they will play him to assess what potential he has.

With all that in mind, let’s look at three goals for Moses Brown in 2020-21.