AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- 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.
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.
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