Warriors Finally Land Big Man in Kwame Brown

Team signs center a day after losing out on DeAndre Jordan.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011  |  Updated 9:16 AM PDT
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Warriors Finally Land Big Man in Kwame Brown

Getty: Al Bello

Kwame Brown was the former No. 1 pick in the NBA lottery draft.

The Golden State Warriors seemingly never-ending quest to land a big man has finally come to an end.

A day after missing out on DeAndre Jordan, the team has signed former No. 1 overall picked Kwame Brown -- and somewhere Michael Jordan is crying.

The Warriors have made no secret that the team needed a big man to help shore up its defense after the team chased and lost out on both Tyson Chandler and DeAndre Jordan, when the Los Angeles Clippers matched his offer sheet from Golden State.

Brown agreed to terms on a one-year, $7 million contract with the Warriors. The center was chosen No. 1 by the Michael Jordan Washington Wizards.

Last year he played for the Michael Jordan owned Charlotte Bobcats.

Agent Mark Bartelstein says the offer in Golden State was "too good to pass up."

Bartelstein says Brown is "extremely grateful" for the opportunity the Bobcats gave him, adding that "it was a huge step to come back and play for Michael."

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