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Following year on Nets QO, Bruce Brown leaving for Nuggets

Bruce Brown in Denver Nuggets v Brooklyn Nets

BROOKLYN, NY - JANUARY 12: Bruce Brown #1 of the Brooklyn Nets handles the ball during the game against the Denver Nuggets on January 12, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Only one player has ever taken a standard-contract qualifying offer then re-signed with the same team the next year (Spencer Hawes with the 76ers a decade ago).

Bruce Brown, who appeared to have a relatively strong chance of becoming the second when accepting the Nets’ qualifying offer last year, will instead follow the trend and leave – for the Nuggets.

Malika Andrews of ESPN:

Brown is unconventional player. At 6-foot-4, he defends (well) like a guard. But he plays offense like a center, often serving as the screener in pick-and-rolls (though with more passing ability than a typical big).

Seems like an intriguing fit with Denver’s point guard in a center’s body, Nikola Jokic.