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.

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