HoopsHype Shannon Brown rumors

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

January 27, 2013 Updates

Smacked in the head by Suns guard Shannon Brown, Ginobili ended up in a heap on the court under the Spurs basket, players from both teams pushing and shoving, referees separating potential combatants. Brown was charged with a flagrant foul, penalty-2, and ejected from the game. Ginobili made both foul shots to trim Phoenix’s lead to a single point heading into the final period and thanked Suns forward Markieff Morris for awkwardly crashing into him after Brown’s hit. “I kind of got pushed into him and it was lucky he was there,” said Ginobili, who scored 18 points after going scoreless in the Spurs’ easy win in Dallas on Friday night. “I had lost my balance and hitting him put me back upright. So I was actually very lucky.” San Antonio Express-News

Ginobili never saw Brown’s forearm coming at his head because he had faked his way past the Suns defender at the top of the key and was headed to the basket for what he thought would be an easy layin. “I was going to the rim and felt a boom to my head,” he said. “I imagined it was a flagrant but I saw it only on the replay afterwards.” Ginobili’s teammates were divided on whether Brown’s play was malicious. “I thought that was very dirty,” point guard Tony Parker said. “He didn’t need to do that. I think it was a big momentum change. Definitely everybody looked at each other and said, ‘You know what, let’s finish them.’?” San Antonio Express-News

July 25, 2012 Updates

The Phoenix Suns today announced that the club has re-signed free agent guard Shannon Brown. “Shannon was a valuable member of our team last season, especially during the second half of the season when we were at our best,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “We look for his improved play to continue.” NBA.com

July 20, 2012 Updates

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. Arizona's Sports Page

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The Suns will consider bringing back Shannon Brown, who averaged a career-high 11.0 points (15.8 as a starter) on a one-year deal with Phoenix last season. Arizona Republic

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Among the unrestricted free agents mentioned by the GM: Jason Terry (Mavericks), Andre Miller (Nuggets), Carlos Delfino (Bucks) and Nick Young (Clippers). “I also wouldn’t be surprised to see them try to make a run at Eric Gordon (restricted, Hornets) or O.J. Mayo (restricted, Grizzlies),” the GM said. “Also, Shannon Brown (unrestricted, Suns) could be a potential option for them. I know a lot of teams are interested in him.” FOXSportsOhio

May 26, 2012 Updates
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Brown came to Phoenix in late November with the sound of a player who would treat the year like a house flipper, seeking to increase his value and quickly get out. That did not happen. Brown went through his ups and downs after signing a one-year, $3.5 million contact but wound up attached to his new city, team, system and role on his fifth NBA stop. "I would like to come back," Brown said. "I understand it's a business at the same time. Whatever happens, happens, but I've expressed my interest." Arizona Republic

Brown said part of his free agency choice in July will be based on what the plans of Steve Nash, who he said he loved as a backcourt mate. He said his time out of the rotation made him not want to go through a one-year contract again, fearing that falling out of the rotation could mean the end of his career. "I like it here," Brown said of Phoenix. "I like everything about it. I like the team. I like the facilities. I like the city. The fans. I like everything about it. I don't mind being here again. At the same time, I've got to keep that balance in my mind. It's a business. My plans might not fit other people's plans so I have to prepare for anything." Arizona Republic

January 11, 2012 Updates

Brown said his Lakers experience was a career-maker. "I'm just grateful and thankful," he said. "Overall, it was the best situation for me. It was a good chance. I learned a lot. I got a chance to play with one of the greatest to ever do it. I got a chance to get coached by one of the greatest ever to coach." He referred to Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson. "I just tried to take advantage of the opportunity," Brown continued. "I got two championships out of it. I got a chance to build a lot of great relationships. I got a chance to showcase my talents to the world, and that's all I could really ask for." Long Beach Press-Telegram

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