Brown signs deal to join Detroit

8/4/2008 - NBA Kwame Brown Detroit Pistons + more

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons have signed free agent center Kwame Brown, the overall No. 1 pick in the 2001 draft.

The team announced the signing on Monday. The agreement was first reported last week.

Team president for basketball operations Joe Dumars told The Associated Press last week that Brown will be paid $4 million next season. Brown has an option for a second season for another $4 million.

The 26-year-old has career averages of 7.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 23.7 minutes in 404 NBA games. He averaged a career-high 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds during the 2003-04 season as a member of the Washington Wizards, who drafted him No. 1 overall out of high school.

Brown also has played for the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies.