The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on guard Jabari Brown Wednesday, the team announced.
The Bucks added Brown to their training camp roster only two weeks ago, but he didn’t play in the team’s preseason opener against the Chicago Bulls and apparently didn’t make enough of an impression to warrant sticking around for long. Milwaukee’s roster now stands at 18 players.
Brown left the University of Missouri early, only to go undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft. He played for the Houston Rockets in Summer League and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a camp deal, but he was waived right before the start of the regular season. However, he joined up with the Lakers’ D-League squad and played well, even making the 2015 D-League All-Star Game.
Thanks to a rash of injuries, Brown joined the Lakers’ big club in March 2015. He played in 19 games and started in five, averaging 11.9 points and 2.1 assists in 29.9 minutes per game. He shot 41.2 percent from the field and a solid 37.1 percent from long range on over three attempts per contest.
Brown got a multi-year deal out of his audition with the Lakers, but he was then waived prior to the 2015-16 season. He went overseas to China, where he enjoyed a prolific season with a scoring average of 32.4 points per game. The 23-year-old returned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders in March 2016, but a season-ending injury in April led to him getting waived.
Given his prior success in China, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Brown return overseas.