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Markel Brown fractures hand, no basketball activities 4 to 6 weeks.

Brooklyn Nets

Markel Brown has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand, General Manager Billy King announced today.  Brown, who was injured while working out in Las Vegas earlier today, had his hand placed in a cast and will be held out of basketball activities for a period of 4-6 weeks.

There's no indication that surgery is needed. A 4-to-6 week layoff would put Brown back on the court just before the start of training camp, September 26. 

Brown, the 44th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night in exchange for $1.1 million. Brown signed a two year deal at the minimum. The first year is fully guaranteed, the second partially guaranteed.

In the Orlando Summer League he averaged 10.1 points per game, shooting 53 percent overall and 40 percent from deep.