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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

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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

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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

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Paul Coro: Ex-Laker Shannon Brown didn't rule out trash-talking tonight w/Kobe Bryant, "We always went at each other and talked crazy to each other." Twitter

December 9, 2011 Updates

Paul Coro: Shannon Brown is "ready to emerge," agent Mark Bartelstein said. Brown is in Phoenix to sign w/Suns on Friday. http://bit.ly/swrygS Twitter

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