Phoenix Suns Reportedly Re-Sign Shannon Brown to 2-Year Deal

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistJuly 20, 2012

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The Phoenix Suns will be bringing back a familiar face to bolster the backcourt in the post-Steve Nash era.

According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Suns have reportedly agreed with shooting guard Shannon Brown on a two-year deal that will bring him back to Phoenix. 

Shannon Brown re-signing for two-year, $7 million deal with Suns.

— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 20, 2012

Brown signed a one-year deal with the Suns in 2011 after three seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers

The six-year veteran enjoyed the best year of his career to date with the Suns last season, as he set career highs in starts (19) minutes per game (23.7) and points per game (11.0). Brown, who has played for five teams in his career, really seems to have found a good fit with the Suns and should continue to be a contributor as the team rebuilds.

Brown rejoins a roster that needs depth at the shooting-guard position, and he should be able to offer that. The Suns have made a few major moves to supplement the loss of star point guard Steve Nash to the Lakers.

The addition of free-agent point guard Goran Dragic and draft selection of North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall should fill the point-guard position, but Brown is currently the lone shooting guard on the roster.