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April 14, 2011

Kwame wants to come back here

Center Kwame Brown is the unrestricted free agent the Charlotte Bobcats would logically want back most. Coach Paul Silas has said he anticipates other teams pursuing Brown, which would drive up his price.

          Who knows what the future holds, but it’s obvious Brown enjoyed his season here and wants to come back.

“I had success here – it’s the first time I played in a while. I saw an opportunity and I had a good time,’’ Brown said after cleaning out his locker the day after the season ended.

          There’s a sense of vindication to this, both for Brown – a former No. 1 overall pick who failed in Washington –and for Bobcats owner Michael Jordan – who drafted Brown while running player-personnel for the Wizards.

“I know I put a lot of pressure on M.J. by coming here. I know it had to be a tough call for him to do that again,’’ Brown said. “I appreciated him and the opportunity.’’

And he greatly enjoyed playing for Silas:

“I think Paul understands me and my temperament. I know what he wants from me. The game slowed down and it was fun.’’

          That’s a dramatic improvement from what he left as a Detroit Piston.

“A year ago, I wasn’t even playing,’’ Brown recalled. “The game is at 7 and I’m there at 3:30 working out, asking coaches why I’m not playing: ‘Can I get a look-see somehow?’ That’s why I wanted to hurt them so bad every time I played them.’’

Posted by Observer Sports on April 14, 2011 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

Comments

Come back Kwame you know we need you here, and there are plenty of minutes available as long as you keep improving your game. With better players on this team next year every one is expected to elevate their game. Baring any severe injuries we are a playoff team.

Posted by: easye | Apr 14, 2011 5:15:34 PM

Well it was a gamble that paid off, I like Kwame and think as center and he's still young he got no ceiling, but I love what Paul Silas has done with this young team hendo and Dj grow up right in front of us, Tyrus also did well. But I feel you can give Paul Silas the worst players in the NBA and he still came out a winner

Posted by: Rahshon Gamble | Apr 14, 2011 9:29:17 PM

Hey Paul Silas is a motivater in the type of a young player needs

Posted by: Rahshon Gamble | Apr 14, 2011 9:32:45 PM

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