The Dallas Mavericks use a new clause in the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement to sign University of Central Florida’s Chad Brown – a look at what that means
As you may know, the Dallas Mavericks 15 man roster is set. The Mavericks however, were still able to sign University of Central Florida’s 6’9″ 245 pound forward Chad “the beast” Brown. “The beast” Twitter handle is fitting of Brown. Chad is an extremely chiseled 245 pounds that reminds many of Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell in both build and play style.
Chad Brown grew up in Deltona, Florida. About 20 miles from UCF’s Orlando campus. A four-year player, Brown set the school record for blocks in a mostly reserve role for the Knights. Brown is a high motor max effort “glue guy”. The type of player who’s willing to the dirty work that doesn’t appear on the stat sheet.
He uses his good foot speed and 7’1″ wingspan to disrupt opposing teams offense. Brown is also a very good on-the-ball and help-side rim protector.
Fun Fact: Blocking shots seems to run in the family. Chad’s twin sister Chasimmie Brown former Bethune-Cookman University center ranks fourth in career blocks in school history.
During Chad’s documentary he tells an aspiring athlete to “bring it everyday.” I like that type of mentality from a player. That’s the type of work ethic you need on your team.
Brown, much like Montrezl Harrell, won’t stretch the floor. In fact, he didn’t attempt a single three pointer in college. This reluctance to shoot threes is a frowned upon in today’s NBA. In my opinion it shows that Brown sticks to what he’s good at. He did shoot an efficient 52% from the floor as a senior putting in major work in the paint. Brown is a high energy lob threat. He uses his mix of strength quickness and length to get to the basket.
Brown may not fit the stretch big mold so coveted by NBA teams today. He’s more of and old school player like a modern-day Ben Wallace. Though the league has for the most part moved on from that type of player, the success of Montrezl Harrell should give Chad hope of finding a spot on an NBA roster. Even if Brown never plays in a game with the Dallas Mavericks he is definitely the type of player you want your stars practicing against.
The Dallas Mavericks were able to sign Chad Brown using the Exhibit 10 Clause. Exhibit 10 is a clause added during the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement. This clause allows teams to exceed the 15 man roster plus the two, two-way contracts. An exhibit 10 contract is a one year minimum deal. This type of contract comes with no compensation protection, however it does include an optional bonus.
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If Brown is waived by the Dallas Mavericks the team can assign him player to their G League affiliate Texas Legends. The Mavs can also offer the aforementioned bonus ranging from 5 to 50 thousand dollars to Brown. This bonus can be claimed by the player after being with the G league team for 60 days. The exhibit 10 clause was added to the CBA to discourage players from going overseas to play.
Although Brown may not play a game with the Dallas Mavericks this season, this new CBA clause gives the Mavericks the opportunity to develop him. It also gives Brown the opportunity to make money playing basketball without going overseas. Hopefully Chad Brown’s old-school style can find success in the NBA like Montrezl Harrell has.
The Dallas Mavericks should also benefit from having a hard-working high character guy fighting for a spot on the team.
- Published on 10/18/2019 at 11:01 AM
- Last updated at 10/18/2019 at 09:18 AM