Brown might blossom on new team

Updated: December 13, 2004, 4:36 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider

The Washington Wizards upped their record to 12-6 over the week – good for second best in the East. But trouble and opportunity both may be on the horizon.

We've spent plenty of space over the past several months debating whether the Bulls should trade Tyson Chandler and/or Eddy Curry. But what about the high school phenom who went ahead of them both – Kwame Brown?

Like Chandler and Curry, Brown has been a woeful underachiever. This year, he's been a complete non-factor in the Wizards hot start. After missing the start of the season with an injury, he's averaging just 6 ppg and 1.6 rpg.

Following a promising third season, Brown is struggling to get with the program. He got in head coach Eddie Jordan's dog house this week when he refused to enter a game after a timeout. That led to a two-game suspension, along with the promise his name would immediately find its way back on the trading block.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer