According to Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com, the Atlanta Hawks will work out small forward Derrick Brown next week. Brown, who is scheduled to workout with the San Antonio Spurs later this week, is also receiving interest from the Brooklyn Nets.
Brown averaged 8.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game last season for the Charlotte Bobcats, but is seen as more of a defensive presence than an offensive threat. The 6’8″ forward is a long and athletic slasher who would fit right into the Hawks’ gaping hole of a defensive minded wing, as described by Danny Ferry when asked what else Atlanta would like to add to its roster.
Brown averaged 13.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per 36 minutes last season while shooting 52% from the field. While his main responsibilities, if he were to sign with Atlanta, would be on the defensive side of the ball, he would be able to contribute offensively to a certain extent. His size, mobility, and athleticism would also make him a decent fit as a backup 3 or 4 in the Hawks new run’n'gun offensive system.