Former Houston Rockets combo guard Bobby Brown is officially back in European basketball. Brown, in fact, has signed a deal for the rest of the season with Greek side Olympiacos. Brown is a well-known face in Europe, having played in Germany, Greece, Poland, Italy, and Turkey. His best season in Euroleague competition was back in 2012-2013 season with Italian side Montepaschi Siena when he averaged 18.8 points per game and won the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy. Brown still owns Euroleague single-season scoring record with 41 points scored against Fenerbahce in January 2013.
Brown spent the last two seasons with the Houston Rockets. In this season he played 20 games, averaging 2.5 points and shooting 32.8% from the court. He was first waived in January, then he re-signed with Houston on February 9th for the remainder of the season but he was waived again just 24 hours later to make room for the signing of Joe Johnson. During his NBA career, Brown also played with Kings, Timberwolves, Pelicans, and Clippers.
Olympiacos currently ranks at the second place of Euroleague standings, just behind Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow. With this signing, the Greek side reinforces his backcourt for the playoffs, adding a proven veteran like Brown. In Athens, Brown will find his former Rockets teammate Kyle Wiltjer, who was involved in the trade that brought Chris Paul to the Rockets. In the backcourt, Olympiacos has other two former NBA players in Brian Roberts and Hollis Thompson. Roberts is averaging 6.7 points and 1.6 assists per game, while Thompson, who signed with the team back in August, is averaging 6.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in Euroleague but only shooting 27% from the three-point line. With Brown now on the roster, Olympiacos will likely be able to give some rest to Euroleague legend Vassilis Spanoulis.