The Phoenix Suns are looking for replacements for some of their departing veteran leaders, like Steve Nash and Grant Hill, and they're tabbing a guy who they already had under contract for one of them. Arizona Sports 620's John Gambodoro reports that Shannon Brown will sign a contract with the Suns to stay in Phoenix.
Brown's deal is reportedly for two years.
Brown started 19 games and played in 59 for the Suns in 2011-12, giving Phoenix 11.0 points per contest and providing the Suns with a decent option from distance by shooting 36.2 percent from three-point range. But Brown made just 42 percent of his shots, right around his career average, and needed 10.1 shot attempts per game to get his points.
Brown's got great athleticism, is regarded as a good defender, and is still fairly young at 26. He's likely not, however, the long-term solution at shooting guard that Eric Gordon or O.J. Mayo, both Suns targets, would have been.