Shannon Brown has a chance to play his first NBA basketball of the 2013-2014 season. The San Antonio Spurs have reportedly signed Brown to a 10 day contract.
Spurs have signed guard Shannon Brown to a 10-day contract.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 1, 2014
In 53 games for the Phoenix Suns last season, Brown averaged 10.5 PPG in 23.8 minutes. A wildly athletic guard, he is capable of spectacular plays (although that doesn’t always work out so well). Brown will be available for the Spurs when they take on the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
With a contract that was fully guaranteed for this season, Brown was throw into the three-team deal that sent Marcin Gortat to the Wizards to make the money work. As expected, he never played a minute for the Wizards and has been available since that point.
Knowing the Spurs and the way they bring the best out of players, Brown will turn this 10-day deal into a gig for remainder of the season. He will then become a key member of the rotation, playing well both ways and providing clutch plays as the announcers calling the game express their amazement at the whole situation:
Remember now, Shannon Brown was out of the league as of January! Anybody could have had this guy! You know the story from there…the Spurs scooped him up, and now here he is, playing in the playoffs. What a story.”
Maybe this won’t work out or become noteworthy, but just remember, this is the Spurs we’re talking about here.