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Pistons guard Bruce Brown says he had thumb surgery last month

Pistons guard Bruce Brown

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 11: Bruce Brown #6 of the Detroit Pistons looks on during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 11, 2020 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 2020 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

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DETROIT -- Pistons guard Bruce Brown had thumb surgery last month and is ready to play if the NBA season resumes.

Brown said during a video conference Friday that a ligament was placed back onto his thumb bone.

“If the season was to start, I’d be back,” he said. “I think my timeline was like six weeks.”

Brown said he played through the problem this season, and while it could be painful, it didn’t limit him much.

Brown has scored 8.9 points per game this season, more than double his average as a rookie in 2018-19.