Lorenzo Brown works toward a home in the NBA

After entering the 2013 NBA Draft, Lorenzo Brown — just a few months removed from finishing a strong three-year career at NC State — was selected 52nd overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s quite the accomplishment to get drafted by an NBA team; only 60 basketball players can claim that achievement annually. However, the life of a second round draft pick, as we well know, is anything but stable. It can take years of travel, new playbooks, teammates and coaches just to get a foothold, and by that point, it may be too late.

Gyms start to blend together as you float back and forth between NBA and D-League stadiums. During a four-month stint as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers (November 2013-February 2014), Brown was assigned or recalled to or from Philadelphia and the team’s D-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, 11 different times. There’s no guarantee for Brown, literally (more on his contract in a minute), but after a strong performance in the Orlando Summer League for the Detroit Pistons, it looks like the former NC State point guard may have found a permanent roster spot.

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