The Phoenix Suns’ search for a shooting guard has
apparently come to an end, as they’ve reached contract
terms with free agent Shannon Brown, who spent the 2011-12
season with the team.
According to Arizona Sports 620’s own John Gambadoro, the
contract is for two years.
Brown, 26, played in 59 of 66 games for the Suns last
season, averaging a career-high 11.0 points while grabbing
2.7 rebounds. In 19 games as a starter, Brown averaged
15.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per contest, while shooting
.406 from three-point range.
The Suns were active in their flirtation with free agent
shooting guards before re-signing Brown. On July 3,
Phoenix inked restricted free agent Eric Gordon to a four-
year, $58 million offer sheet that was ultimately matched
by the New Orleans Hornets.
Phoenix also hosted former Memphis guard O.J. Mayo for a
visit before the four-year veteran ended up signing a deal
with the Dallas Mavericks.
Brown was originally a first round pick of the the
Cleveland Cavaliers (25th overall) in 2006 after playing
three seasons under Tom Izzo at Michigan State. In 2007,
Brown was part of a three-team trade that sent him to the
Chicago Bulls, where he played in only six games.
In 2008, Brown signed a free agent deal with the Charlotte
Bobcats and was promptly traded to the Los Angeles Lakers,
where he was part of a championship team in 2010.