P. J. Brown
Collier Brown Jr. ( born October 14, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan), better known as PJ Brown, is a former American professional basketball player. Brown was selected in the 1992 NBA Draft in the second round with the 29th pick by the New Jersey Nets. But his NBA career began only in the season 1993/ 1994. He was elected three times to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team, 1997, 1999 and 2001. Moreover, he won the NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2004.
Brown played four years for the Louisiana Tech University and achieved an average of 10.1 points and 8.4 rebounds in 121 total games. He left Louisiana Tech with the second most blocks (241) and the fifth most rebounds ( 1,107 ) of the colleges.
Paninios Forthnet and New Jersey Nets
After playing his first year of college at Panionios Forthnet and an average of 17 points, 13.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks recorded, he ran the next three seasons in 240 games in which he started 198 times, for the New Jersey Nets on. Average he reached it 8.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.37 blocks in 30.7 minutes per game. In addition, he completed four games for the Nets in the playoffs in 1994.
Brown played four seasons for the Heat and started in 275 of 284 games. He came up with an average of 9.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 31.2 minutes per block in 1:07 game. In 1997 he also won the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award and was the first time in the NBA All-Defensive Second Team selected. The second nomination followed in the season 1998 /99. With the Heat, he started in all of its 35 playoff games.
Charlotte / New Orleans Hornets
On 1 August 2000, Brown was traded in a giant deal with Jamal Mashburn, Otis Thorpe, Tim James and Rodney Buford for Eddie Jones, Anthony Mason, Dale Ellis and Ricky Davis to the then Charlotte Hornets. In his second season with the Hornets, he was elected team for the third and last time in his career in the NBA All-Defensive Second. Until the 2006/07 season Brown completed 999 games in the regular season, which started 941 times. At this time he was one of 26 players in NBA history, which recorded 8,000 points, 7,000 rebounds, 1,000 assists and 1,000 blocks.
On 13 July 2006, Brown was traded along with JR Smith for center Tyson Chandler to the Chicago Bulls. He supported his experience with the overall rather young team with an average 20.2 minutes playing time.
After the 2006/ 07 season Brown signed despite some offers from any team, but thought about to continue his career in the 2007/ 08 season.
On 27 February 2008 he signed after some persuasion of his future teammates Ray Allen and Paul Pierce on the Boston Celtics in order to strengthen their front court. His comeback was held on 7 March 2008 against his former team, the Chicago Bulls instead. He is currently a free agent.