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Phoenix Suns Reportedly Work Out Swingman Gilbert Brown

The Phoenix Suns will reportedly workout 6-6 shooting guard / small forward Gilbert Brown, an undrafted rookie out of Pitt.

According to a report by Wendell Maxy of Beyond the Beat, 6-6 swingman free agent Gilbert Brown is in Phoenix and will work out with the Suns. Brown, 24, was in training camp with the Boston Celtics as an undrafted free agent before being cut.

Brown played five years with the Pitt Panthers and averaged 11.3 points, 4.4 rebonds and 2.7 assists while shooting 45.8 percent from the field his senior year.

Breaking: Gilbert Brown Goes From Germany To Boston To Working Out With Phoenix Suns
For those not familiar with Brown, the 6-foot-6 guard/small forward out of Pitt started his pro career with S. Oliver Wurzburg in Germany's Beko BBL before parting ways with the team in November. Brown and the team mutually decided to dissolve his one-year contract, leaving him a free-agent.

The Phoenix Suns haven't yet responded to a request for confirmation and Brown's agent declined to confirm or deny the report today.

Brown seems to think he was impressive when he worked out for the Suns before the draft.

"Hands down, I was the best player at every workout I had," Brown told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in June. "The one workout in Phoenix had Jordan Hamilton (selected 26th by the Mavericks) and Klay Thompson (selected 11th by the Warriors). I hit all of my shots, and no one could score on me. It was one of the best displays of my ability. A lot of people only had me as a defender and an athlete coming into the draft, but at these workouts I was able to show that I could do a lot more than what I did at Pitt. I showed I was able to score the basketball, and I was able to show them that I was an even better defender than what I showed in college."

It's not readily apparent why the Suns would need to add depth at shooting guard.

This story is still developing and subject to change.

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