Phoenix Suns Re-Sign SG Shannon Brown to 2-Year Contract

Roberto PayneContributor IJuly 20, 2012

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The Phoenix Suns have been one of the more active teams this offseason, and might not be done making moves yet.

According to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 620 AM, the Phoenix Suns will re-sign shooting guard Shannon Brown to a two-year contract. This move comes on the heels of swings and misses on Eric Gordon, O.J. Mayo and Courtney Lee.

Terms of the contract are currently unknown.

 

What Brown's Signing Means to the Team

When looking at the roster, there was a noticeable hole at shooting guard. Brown has the potential to score consistently—which he showed toward the end of last season—and the team should count on him if a bucket is needed.

The addition of Brown with Goran Dragic and Michael Beasley gives the Suns a revamped starting lineup and a much more potent scoring lineup than last season.

I expect Brown to pick up where he left off last season and average around 14 points per game as the starting two guard in the desert.

 

What's Next for Phoenix?

Depending on how much Brown is getting paid, the Suns may or may not be done in free agency. Looking at the roster, the team still could use a backup shooting guard and center.

Finding backup center seems easy enough, as Channing Frye could slide over to backup Marcin Gortat. Finding a backup shooting guard will be much tougher.

A name that comes to mind as a possibility is Michael Redd. Redd played well last season and—I'm guessing—would love another season with Phoenix's medical staff. He would come fairly cheap and probably on a one-year contract.

Redd's shooting and veteran leadership would be vital to the team next season.