HoopsHype Shannon Brown rumors

December 8, 2013 Updates

A possible candidate currently available is former Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown, a free agent who played for Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry while they were with the Phoenix Suns. DeAndre Jordan, who suffered a strained right arch in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, didn’t return. But Jordan and Rivers didn’t think it would prevent him from playing next week. “I was going to put D.J. back in, but the way he walked to the table I don’t know,” Rivers said. “He was limping so I thought that wouldn’t be a good idea. I think he’ll be fine in the short run.” ESPN.com

October 28, 2013 Updates

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has waived guards Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall. The trio was acquired from Phoenix, along with center Marcin Gortat, in exchange for center Emeka Okafor and a 2014 protected first round draft pick. NBA.com

The Wizards will cut down their roster to 15 after releasing Shannon Brown, Kendall Marshall and Malcolm Lee and putting them on waivers. CSNwashington has confirmed that the team will release these players later today. CSNWashington.com

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In one summer, the skies parted and shined on Brown, who is glowing during this preseason like none other in his career. It started when new Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough and new coach Jeff Hornacek offered him a clean slate and did not cut him when only half of his $3.5 million salary was guaranteed. It continued when his wife Monica gave birth Sept. 3 to Laiyah, their first child together. “This is really like the first year where I’ve been having fun from the very, very beginning,” Brown said. “A lot of it has to do with maturity. Expectations for myself and the team. Not really expecting anything but going out and seizing every day. I’m having a great time with great teammates and great coaches. It’s just a better vibe around here.” Arizona Republic

September 7, 2013 Updates

Singer MONICA has become a mom for the third time. The Angel of Mine hitmaker welcomed daughter Laiyah with her NBA player husband Shannon Brown on Tuesday (03Sep13), and Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa revealed her friends' happy news in an Instagram.com post on Thursday (05Sep13). She wrote, "I am so honored to announce that baby Laiyah Brown has arrived! Mommy and baby are healthy and well. Congratulations @shannonbrown26 and @monicamylife! We love you guys and we can't wait to meet Laiyah! 6lbs (pounds) 9/3/13." ABC Action News

May 12, 2013 Updates

Monica is expanding her happy family. The R&B singer and husband Shannon Brown are expecting their first child together. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Brown shared the good news on Instagram. “Hallelujah!!! Thank God!!! Thank you Jesus!!! I’m so Blessed!!!” wrote the NBA star along with a photo of him walking arm in arm with his pregnant wife. rap-up.com

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For a season and a half, Brown’s eyes widened when his play intensified for Phoenix. The topic of going from starter to bench fixture for two months also widens his eyes. “I did what I needed to do as a starter and handled my business,” Brown said. “For some reason, they want to cut my legs from under me. I know I’m built for it. I did a great job of holding my composure and not letting it get to me to where I did something detrimental to my career. I showed a lot of character by sitting back while I was taken advantage of in a lot of ways. I’ve done everything asked of me in practice and made sure to show these people what time it is. It definitely hurts to sit on the bench, watching us lose night in and night out knowing I can help and being lied to. It’s been a crazy year. I’m just glad I made it through.” Arizona Republic

“I was told that it would change,” Brown said. “It’s one thing hoping. It’s another thing being told that and it doesn’t happen. I could see if we were winning, but we just won our first game in 11 games. “The part that hurts most is, whenever I step on the court, I give whatever I got even though it might not be the best situation. I give it all until it hurts. It hurts even more when you’re always fighting an uphill mountain-climb battle with no gear, butt-naked out there, clawing and scratching. People come to me and apologize for what’s going on.” Arizona Republic

February 26, 2013 Updates

A shower after the game Sunday was unnecessary for Shannon Brown. "I did it earlier," he said with a grin. Brown, like the 14,923 fans in attendance at US Airways Center, watched the Suns lose to the Spurs, 97-87. He never checked into the game. It was his fourth straight DNP-Coach's Decision, the only four games he has missed this season. "It bothers me every night," he said. "It bothers me from when the first time I didn't play. But I kind of felt it because my minutes was going down a little bit. You get that feeling, especially when you've invested as much as I am into basketball and basketball being my life and me loving it like I do. I got that feeling kind of and slowly but surely it started to happen. "It hurts. It is what it is though. I understand it's a business and I can't take it too personal." Arizona's Sports Page

Last year, Brown found himself out of the rotation only to start the season's final 17 games when Grant Hill was injured. "I got to be professional about it," Brown said. "When I get my number called again, get out there and try to be productive. "It ain't easy. I definitely think it's undeserved. There's a lot of things I could say but I'm going to just stay professional about the whole situation and let the season play out." Arizona's Sports Page

February 25, 2013 Updates

Suns guard Shannon Brown is having his second consecutive career-high scoring season and runs little risk of that changing because he is not playing. A roster lacking the talent to compete afforded Brown the opportunity to average 11.2 points because of the lack of creative scorers, but it also has sent the Suns staff in search of a new mix without Brown. Brown did not play in any of last week’s three games and was not in the rotation again Sunday night against San Antonio after playing the first 53 games this season. “I honestly don’t think what’s going on is supposed to be going on,” Brown said. “I really can’t do much about it but stay in shape and keep my mental (approach) strong and continue to work on my game, and hopefully things will get better for me.” Arizona Republic

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