Point guard Shannon Brown signed to the Miami Heat on August 27th. This is the eighth team Brown has played for during his career. He’s previously played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks, the L.A. Lakers, the Charlotte Bobcats, the Chicago Bulls, the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs.
Brown was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2006. He played 19 games for the New York Knicks in 2013-2014. He averaged 7.8 minutes, 2.1 points and .8 rebounds per contest. The Knicks waived him in late July. His peak playing time came in 2012-13, with the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 23.8 minutes, 10.5 points and 1.8 assists per game. He played for the Lakers when they won the NBA Championship in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.
With the recent departure of Lebron James, Brown is one of several additions meant to fill the void. Luol Deng hopes to assist Dwayne Wade as a threat on the wing. He averaged a dismal 30.2% from outside the three-point line last year. Another addition, forward Danny Granger, only logged 12 games for the Los Angeles Clippers last year and averaged eight points and 2.3 rebounds per game.