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Spurs sign Shannon Brown to 10-day contract

Feb 1, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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The Spurs have signed Shannon Brown to a 10-day contract, a move announced on Saturday via official release. The team also released Othyus Jeffers, whom they had previously called up from the D-League on a 10-day contract following the injury to Kawhi Leonard.

Brown played well for the Phoenix Suns over the last two seasons, and averaged 10.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per contest. He clashed with interim head coach Lindsey Hunter near the end of last year over a lack of playing time, but mostly over a lack of communication regarding his status.

The Suns traded Brown in the deal that sent Marcin Gortat to the Wizards before the season began. He never played a game for Washington, however, and was waived as soon as the trade was finalized.

Brown will infuse a nice dose of athleticism into a Spurs team that (seemingly always) desperately needs it. San Antonio will be looking for consistent minutes from Brown, potentially in a starter’s role, while Leonard is out for another few weeks with a fractured hand injury.

San Antonio has lost three straight, and despite the fact that they sit at second place with a 33-13 record in the Western Conference standings, the team has legitimate concerns because it has yet to register a single win against any of the league’s elite.

This is likely just a short-term fix for the Spurs until Leonard gets back, although should Brown make an impact on both ends of the floor, it’s possible he could stick as an improvement to the roster.

  1. moemoe18 - Feb 1, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Finally I been waiting to see him play…..favorite dunker !!!

  2. mnsadsportsfan - Feb 1, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Great then they can cut Manu Ginobili? Stop right there I dint want to hear about his stats he is the reason the lost in the finals last year period!

    • legend30 - Feb 1, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      Welcome back, Shannon! Now do me a favor and dunk on A. Bynum for continuing stealing money from every owner.

    • ranfan12 - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:16 PM

      Oh like duncan missing that layup at the end had nothing to do with it lol

  3. pbtunpaidwriter - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Damn I thought he was better than that. To be 20-something and on the shelf and taking 10 day contracts.

    T-Wolves could really use him. That’s why the Spurs are the Spurs and everyone leaves Minnesota. No mystery.

    • shanelsweet - Feb 1, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      Him and Marshall both got dumped by the Wizards! When stuff like that happens, you know that management thinks chemistry is important. Sometimes, it’s better to role with what you have then to keep tinkering with the players. Even Lebron, Wade and Bosh didn’t win it all their first year together

  4. fordmandalay - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Since the Lakers have almost no healthy backcourt at all, why couldn’t THEY have brought him back? I swear I don’t understand anything going on in the NBA anymore

    • ranfan12 - Feb 1, 2014 at 8:39 PM

      Yeah if anyone could’ve done well with that fastbreak offense, it would be shannon. I guess the lakers weren’t trying to spend too much money or just foolishly overlooked him

      • 00maltliquor - Feb 2, 2014 at 2:42 AM

        Or maybe there was some truth to the rumor that Shannon got caught tappin’ Pau’s lady?

      • ranfan12 - Feb 2, 2014 at 2:46 AM

        wow, i’ve never heard about that before lol.

      • 00maltliquor - Feb 2, 2014 at 11:34 AM

        I’m definitely not saying it’s true, but go google the words: shannon brown pau gasol affair and look how much sheet pops up from a ton of different web sites.

    • program33 - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:10 AM

      You make a strong point.

  5. m4a188 - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    I’m surprised that he was not on a roster until now, he must have rubbed somebody the wrong way if he can’t crack some of these rotations.

  6. savvybynature - Feb 1, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Seems like a nice pickup for a team missing four guys due to injuries. Mostly been a gunner throughout his career, but maybe Pop and his staff can get him to play more efficiently. He has the the athleticism and talent to be a rotation player somewhere.

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