Brooklyn Nets' second-round pick Markel Brown is facing an early setback to his young career after he broke his hand while working out in Las Vegas. The Nets announced Monday that Brown fractured the fourth metacarpal in his right hand, and that he will be out four to six weeks.
Brown was the 44th pick in June's draft, a pick the Nets purchased from the Minnesota Timberwolves for $1 million. The 6-foot-3 guard was one of two second-round picks acquired by the Nets on draft night, along with Baylor forward Cory Jefferson.
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In college at Oklahoma State, Brown was twice named to the All-Big 12 second team, in 2013 and 2014. Last year, he averaged 17.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a senior. In the Orlando Summer League, he averaged 10 points per game on 52.9 percent shooting.
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