The Santa Cruz Warriors have acquired Forward Paul Carter from the Idaho Stampede sending Guard Carlon Brown and a fourth round pick in the 2013 NBA D-League draft.
At his time with the Idaho Stampede Carter, 25, played nine games and averaged 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 11.3 minutes played per game. Last season, the 6’8”, 200-pound forward averaged 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in 34 games. He has also spent time with Atlanta Hawks in the summer league and was a part of the 2011 Utah Jazz Training Camp roster.
Carlon Brown,21, was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors form their affiliate after spending time in the Golden State Warriors training camp earlier this year. He was averaging 5.5 points 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
The trade comes with just one game before the quarter of the season. Brown was a "project" player, because he was trying to make the switch to the point guard. He showed a very wide array of moves while attacking the basket in limited action.
While in the NCAA Carlon Brown spent three years at the university of Utah and then finished off his college career with the Colorado Buffalos. In his senior year he lead the Buffs to a third round appearance in the NCAA Tournament and a Pac-10 championship where he won the most outstanding player.
While he was making strides in his game and seeing more time when Bazemore was not on assignment from Golden State, I think that it was more of a roster issue. The Santa Cruz Warriors already have Mo Baker, Stefhon Hannah, Justin Johnson, Cameron Jones and, when on assignment, Kent Bazemore, so playing time was hard to come by.
In fact, his situation in many ways reminds me of Bazemore's with Golden State. He could make an impact for many teams in the NBA, but because they already have solid guards like Stephen Curry, Jarret Jack and Klay Thompson playing time is hard to come by.
The Warriors will see Carlon Brown again on Feburary 9th when they travel to Idaho to face the Stampede.