Daniel "Dee" Brown (born August 17, 1984) is a retired American professional basketball player and current college coach.
Brown played at the University of Illinois from 2002 to 2006, receiving numerous awards and accolades, including the 2005 Sporting News National Player of the Year.
That would allow Houston to either trade Lin/Asik as expiring contracts near the February 2015 deadline to teams looking for cap relief, or simply let their contracts expire as Rockets after the 2014-15 season and attempt to use the savings in 2015 free agency. It also goes without saying that free agency offers no guarantees. “Most teams would find [the balloon] payment objectionable,” he said. The Nets paid a record amount of luxury tax this season, and there are no indications that their billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov has any interest in spending less.” It’s not a slam-dunk decision for the Rockets, of course.
Williams will soon be 30 years old, and the Nets are open to trading him for a reason.
It’s been almost six months since the Rockets reportedly approached the Nets about a potential swap of disgruntled center Omer Asik and guard Jeremy Lin for Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams. But in the aftermath of a disappointing second-round loss in five games to Miami, things may have changed.
Brian Geltzeiler of that this falling out between Williams and Nets management, specifically Nets GM Billy King, has resulted in a mutual decision between the two parties to split,” Geltzeiler wrote.
Additionally, Williams is owed million over the next three years, which means that the Rockets would essentially be “capped out” for the remainder of Harden and Howard’s current contracts.He shot 44 percent from the three-point arc as a senior and once made 12 three-pointers on his way to 42 points against Addison Trail High School as a senior.Brown helped the Pirates to the Sweet Sixteen of the Illinois state tournament as a senior and averaged 19 points, eight assists, five rebounds and five steals per game as a junior while earning First-Team All-State honors from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. 18 player overall by Blue Chip Hoops and Ranked by All-Star Report as the nation's No. Brown also played football at Proviso East, starting at quarterback and lettering in 20.In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Brown also excelled in the classroom.He graduated from Proviso East in 2002, ranked sixteenth in a class of 382 students.Brown was named Illinois' Gatorade Player of the Year in 2002, Mc Donald's All-American, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette Illinois Player of the Year in 2002, First-Team All-State pick by the IBCA, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette.