SG | 5’9, 158 lbs
2019 season: 33 games, 18.3 MPG, 7.6 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.9 SPG, 40.2 FG%, 38.5 3P%, 78.9 FG%
Sometimes all you need is an opportunity, and Brown proved that in 2019 with the Lynx.
Brown was traded from Connecticut to Minnesota on draft night for the rights to Natisha Hiedeman. It didn’t take long for Brown to prove why she was the ninth-overall pick in the 2018 draft out of Duke.
She was a 3-point machine, tied for 11th in the league in 3-pointers made with 52. She had the fewest attempts out of that group as well. Her 38.5 3-point percentage ranked seventh among players with 100 or more attempts.
The WNBA is changing. While there’s still plenty of room to get buckets inside (we’re looking at you, Sylvia Fowles), the game is evolving with more and more players shooting from deep. That fits right into Brown’s wheelhouse and she should get more and more of an opportunity to do that with the Lynx in 2020.
What does Brown need to improve on heading into the 2020 season? Adding strength to finish inside, along with focusing on her ball handling would probably be at the top of the list. If the Lynx could use her more at point guard, that would be big for Cheryl Reeve and roster flexibility.
Not many teams are able to say that have a sharpshooter on their team. And ironically, a team that hasn’t launched a lot of 3-pointers in the past, are able to say they do.