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Sixers Sign Iowa G-Leaguer Anthony Brown

Do we have another “Covington” on our hands?

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Our Philadelphia 76ers love to tap the G-League well, don’t they? Well, why not? They found Robert Covington there, and he was a solid starter for a 52-win team last year.

Today, the Sixers announced the signing of Anthony Brown — who played for the Iowa Wolves (Minnesota’s G-League affiliate) — to a non-guaranteed, training camp deal.

Brown is in the Covington mold: a 6’7” shooting wing with a nearly 7’0” wingspan.

Last year for Iowa, Brown had averages of 18.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. The former Stanford wing also shot 40.2% from three on 246 total attempts in 45 games.

There’s never such a thing as having too many shooters — especially if Brown’s shooting stays where it is. The Sixers may have added another quality shooting wing with Brown to a shooting stable that includes the aforementioned “Lord Covington”, JJ Redick, Furkan Korkmaz, and Landry Shamet (who I really love, by the way).

Even if Brown finds himself splitting time between Philadelphia and Delaware, there’s something to be said about being prepared for anything. Brown could get minutes in the absence of Zhaire Smith — who is out recovering from surgery. Anything positive from Brown is gravy.

For more visuals on Anthony Brown, here is a clip from a March match-up against the Windy City Bulls where Brown had 22 points and 10 assists:


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