Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 11:03 am  |  70 responses

Kwame Brown Signs 1-Year, $7 Million Deal with Golden State Warriors

The Kwame Brown Experience is coming to the Bay Area, reports SI: “Kwame Brown has agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal with Golden State, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.”

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  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    So who is gonna play center for the Bobcats?

  • CLo14

    Signing Kwame Brown is a complete insult to Nene. Did G-State give up on the Nene sweepstakes or will this be part of a trade proposal? I don’t see why you should give Kwame Brown (of all the people!!!) this fat contract. DISGUSTING!

  • iLL will

    Must be nice to be Kwame Brown.

  • Uwho

    Lmao 7 mil?!!! Looks like da boy kwame is still relevant.

  • Uwho

    I’m kwame brown and I’m gonna make not 1 not2 not3, 4……but 7 mil this year.

  • Waggle

    7m? Isn’t this the problem the stupid owners were having? (ie. overpaying players and then losing money)

  • AD

    nene might b in jersey

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Kwame Brown has made over $50M after this season in his NBA career. Yes, he has made more during his career (2001-2012) than most NBA players in or before the 90′s made in their whole careers. Not saying I don’t understand why, but that is pretty absurd to think about.

  • http://knicks.com Gametimeweezy

    $43 million for Deandre Jordan doesn’t sound to crazy now..

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    sweet. the Warriors are finally a playoff team again. Kwame was on the 2006 lakers squad that pushed phx to 7 games in the first round.

  • Lew alcindor

    nene to jersey please.

  • matt

    $7 million on a 1 year contract for Kwame Brown isn’t that bad actually. I’m happy for GSW actually. They didn’t spend 50-60 million on the most overated big in the NBA in Nene. If Dwight doesn’t want to go to NJN then expect NJN to get Nene.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    hahahaha wtf.

  • yea

    Good to see the Lockout was useful.

  • Jose

    well at least its only for one year. . i guess. . .

  • Sizzle

    Jordan has been behind all these Kwame signings secretly. His pet project should be working at a pet store


    MJ has to be a proud poppa.

  • O

    And people thought we overpaid for Chandler… well, we kinda did…

  • http://slamonline.com Jeremy Bauman

    *God rolls his eyes*

  • Yesse

    Kwame getting some paper!

    These guys learned alot from the lockout i guess, lol.

  • JoeMaMa

    “And the award for “Agent of the Year” goes to….”

  • slamfan4life


  • http://slamonline.com Jesse

    @Slamfan4life: Short answer: he’s 6’11

  • kobesBESTfriend

    well at least he won’t have 2 worry bout getting a pass from Monte like he was scared of when he played with Mamba

  • bolletrie

    In the words of CP3: WOW!! Seems like only two days ago owners were complaining about not being able to make a profit. Wonder why that is??

  • MikeC.

    The lockout wasn’t as much to do with the actual annual salaries, but more to do with the length of the contracts and raises. Sure, the owners wanted to have smaller annual salaries, but the length of contracts was more important to them. Kwame for $Xmillion per year isn’t a big deal, it’s how long they signed him for. This could be a solid strategic move for them down the road. Once the moratorium is up on free agent signees, Kwame will be a valuable trade asset. $7mil expiring contracts are worth a lot as a trade chip. If he gives them 6 and 6 with some hard fouls, then it’s a bonus.

  • http://360special.blogspot.com/ dev0

    if you are a large man, please contact the NBA. Starting salaries are in the millions, and you don’t have to be good or anything

  • LA Huey

    Like MikeC said, it’s just one year. A 7 foot tandem of Biedris/Kwame with 12 fouls to relieve David Lee of the dirty work is not bad considering what’s left. GState, like myself, probably think Nene’s going for the money (which is in Denver) and this the best fall back plan.

  • bike

    Sure it’s just a one year contract, but why 7 million? Seems like they could have had him for less than half that…who else is out there that would have picked him up for more?

  • http://www.gil1906.com Pve_2

    NBA Lockout 2021 Coming Soon.

  • http://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine IAMORANGE4EVER

    Dubs fan Ric Bucher must have burned one today, because he’s tweeting up Kwame Brown signing, while alluding the Knicks “overpaid” for Tyson Chandler. LMAO

  • tomtom


  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    The Knicks did overpay for Tyson Chandler. They massively overpaid. But someone would have anyway. The Kwame Brown contract is expiring. And given the new rules (that teams must fulfill 80% of the cap this year, 85% after that, 90% every year from then on) a $7M dollar contract is worth it even if there is a dead corpse attached to it, as long as it’s expiring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    7 mil????

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Yep, but think about it like this, Brown walks into Golden State as the best defensive big on the team. And it’s for 1 year, and it’s money they HAD to spend.

  • BBaller


  • C-Mac

    If they’re only paying him to take some fouls, then they’re paying him about $1,166,666.66 per foul.

  • https://plus.google.com/photos/106403650426394352312/albums/posts davidR

    as a warrior fan, i don’t mind this signing. it’s only for 1 year.
    plus, it’s not like we need his offense. we desperately need a center that can defend the paint and rebound, which is exactly what he does.
    the dubs need this, especially because the clips matched the offer for deandre.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    In what world is Kwame Brown worth 7 mil in a year?

  • Hanoon

    i think someone gave steven a. smith his cheese doodles….

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    Are you serious???? 7mil GTFOH with that sh*t.

  • gubbins

    Didn’t Jerry West just say he’s not sure about DeAndre Jordan?? But this idea he’s sold on.

  • http://knicks.com Gametimeweezy

    Kwame is a vet lol

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Kwame Brown is a very good post defender and nobody else on the Warriors team plays defense. And he will never complain about shots. He just wants to play defense, rebound and eat cake.
    Can’t forget the cake.

  • dapluva

    hey i can play better than this dude he’s garbage ask kobe bryant

  • http://www.slamonline.com House

    wow NBA is turning into the F*KING TWILIGHT ZONE

  • LA Huey

    It’s apparent a lot of people here have never actually seen Kwame Brown play and didn’t bother to read the terms of the new CBA.

  • https://plus.google.com/photos/106403650426394352312/albums/posts davidR

    foreal huey. but then again, a lot of people don’t actually watch games

  • http://dgcoursereview.com Bro.D

    Here are some Kwame facts: A)has size, plays defense, good motor, B)the Bobcats, who liked Kwame, didn’t think he was worth $5M a year. So, there you go.

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    lmaoooo @ allenp “don’t forget the cake”

  • Joe Joe

    The owners and Stern bot put up all of this fuss about money and now this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sam J

    As if one playoff appearance in 18 years or whatever it is doesn’t make it hard enough to be a Warriors fan, now they do this?

  • Mega

    Chandler ain’t Ben Wallace! The Knicks didnt ‘massively’ overpay for TC, a la the Bulls a couple years ago with Ben.
    Theres not a lot of old school centers like him left in the L.
    He puts up 10 and 10 and is a straight up professional.
    $58Mil / 4yrs – sounds like another shrewd Donnie Walsh move to me.

  • BBaller

    The top five most under achieving top 5 picks of the last 15 years 1 Michael Olowakandi, 2.Kwame Brown….you name the rest

  • BBaller

    3.D Milicic


    @BBaller: TOP 5 most disappointing TOP 5 picks in the past 15 years: Darko Milicic (Detroit, 2nd pick, 2003 Draft); Nikoloz Tskitishvili (Denver, 5th pick, 2002 Draft); Hasheem Thabeet (Memphis, 2nd pick, 2009 Draft); Adam Morrison (Charlotte, 3rd pick, 2006 Draft); Kwame Brown (Washington, 1st pick, 2001 Draft).

  • http://bobcats.com jermareodavidson

    As a bobcats fan I watched kwame play last year. He is seriously not as bad as your calling him out to be…..not that good…but not that bad.

  • asgf

    @gametime ROFLCoPTER

  • Samco

    Isn’t that about $6,999,999 to much hehehehehe :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pawtucket-YMCA-Youth-Basketball-League/278842845500531 Gametimeweezy

    Kwame Brown’s agent needs a raise lol

  • http://slamonline.com Big D

    Time for Dan Gilbert write a letter about this ridiculous signing.

  • RedRum

    KB’s agent must be the worlds most persuasive person. If he can get this guy 7mil, I send the cat to the middle east and he will resolve the whole thing in a couple of minutes

  • http://slamonline.com KJ

    Hey look its just for one year and he isnt that that bad. He averaged 8 pts and 7 rpg last season and does the dirty work for them. He and Dre are gonna be fighting for mins this year.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    This isn’t a bad signing in terms of the depth of the team… it is a lot to be paying a big if he’s going to be the third string forward/centre…. i just hope they get Julian Kazzouh who’s trying with these guys from the SYDNEY KINGS!

  • BBaller

    @ Darce, as a Sydney King regular don’t get your hopes up, Kazzouh has concrete boots,ie can’t jump for S%it, has no mid range,rebounds okay against 6″9 ers although can steal the ball with good hands, no passing ability, runs like a donkey and makes “soft” Gasol look like Superman.He should be happy to have a contract here in OZ.Poor ,Poor man’s Asik

  • Justin

    @LA Huey…not only have they not read the agreement but they don’t read the other comments here either. Maybe if they read some of the comments, like Mike C’s or nbk’s about how GSW had to spend the money, then maybe they wouldn’t look like fools when they make an uneducated comment themselves


    Let’s be real, the Dubs burned 7 million on Kwame Butterfingers Brown because they lost out on Tyson to the Knicks, and then DeAndre Jordan to the Clippers. Nene wasn’t walking through that door either. Right now their franchise isn’t in position to be choosy. It is what it is, and some people find it amusing the Kwame Brown is getting paid 7 million dollars. Hey, good for Kwame Brown and his family. He won the sports lottery, again. Lucky mofo.


    *and some people find it amusing THAT Kwame Brown is getting paid 7 million dollars.

  • projectphantom

    please kwame please live up to your hype you once had outta high school. I really wanna see ellis and curry in the playoffs for once

  • TR

    I, too, have hands of stone and little in the way of basketball skills. Pony up, owners!