Shannon Brown

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Shannon Brown
Shannon Brown Naval Medical Center.jpg
Brown signing an autograph
Free agent
Guard
Personal information
Born (1985-11-29) November 29, 1985 (age 28)
Maywood, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Proviso East (Maywood, Illinois)
College Michigan State (2003–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
20062008 Cleveland Cavaliers
2007 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
2008 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2008 Chicago Bulls
2008 Iowa Energy (D-League)
2008–2009 Charlotte Bobcats
20092011 Los Angeles Lakers
20112013 Phoenix Suns
2014 San Antonio Spurs
2014 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards

Shannon Brown (born November 29, 1985) is an American professional basketball guard who last played with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2003, and played college basketball for Michigan State University. The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Brown in 2006; Brown played his rookie season with Cleveland and has played for three teams in the NBA Development League.

High school and college career[edit]

Brown attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, where his teammates included fellow 2006 draftee Dee Brown (no relation). In 2003, he was named Illinois Mr. Basketball[1] and a McDonald's All-American .

Brown played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans. He was second-team All-Big Ten as a junior and an All-Big Ten Defensive selection.[2]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Michigan State 30 24 22.9 .451 .341 .807 2.5 1.3 1.1 .0 7.9
2004–05 Michigan State 33 31 25.1 .447 .330 .848 3.2 1.7 1.2 .2 10.9
2005–06 Michigan State 34 34 35.2 .467 .390 .830 4.4 2.7 1.5 .1 17.2

NBA career[edit]

Cleveland Cavaliers (2006–2008)[edit]

Brown (left) practices shooting with former Lakers teammate Luke Walton.

Brown was drafted in the first round with the 25th pick of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Appearing in only 23 games (5 starts) in his debut season, he showed promise, scoring in double figures twice (10 points vs. New York on November 29 and 14 vs. Toronto on 3/3), but was hampered by an injury to his shin.

Brown was assigned to the NBA Development League's Albuquerque Thunderbirds on March 2, 2007[3] but was recalled by the Cavaliers a day later. In his sole game as a Thunderbird, Brown scored 14 points with four rebounds and six assists.[4][5] Brown returned to the NBA Development League, this time with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, on January 11, 2008.[4] In four games as a Viper, He averaged 23.5 points, including a 37-point performance against the Dakota Wizards on January 16.[6] He was recalled by the Cavaliers on January 17.[7]

Through 2007–08's All-Star break, Brown played in 15 games during the season (starting four games), averaging 7.0 points per game.

Chicago Bulls (2008)[edit]

On February 21, 2008, Brown was traded to the Chicago Bulls as part of a 3-team deal between the Bulls, the Cavaliers, and the Sonics. The Sonics received Cavs forward Ira Newble, Cavs forward Donyell Marshall, and Bulls forward Adrian Griffin. The Cavs received Bulls center Ben Wallace, Bulls forward Joe Smith, the Bulls' 2009 2nd round pick (which turned out to be Danny Green), Sonics forward Wally Szczerbiak, and Sonics guard Delonte West. While the Bulls received Brown, Cavs forward Drew Gooden, Cavs guard Larry Hughes, and Cavs forward Cedric Simmons.[8][9]

Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2009)[edit]

On August 6, 2008, he was signed to the Charlotte Bobcats to a one-year contract worth the minimum NBA salary of $800,000.[10][11] He would average only 4.8 points in limited action with the Bobcats.

Los Angeles Lakers (2009–2011)[edit]

On February 7, 2009, Brown was traded, along with Adam Morrison, to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vladimir Radmanović.[12]

Brown's playing time with the Lakers was initially limited. Towards the end of the season, Brown experienced an upswing of playtime. In the 5 final games of the season, Brown played for an average of 16.4 minutes. With those minutes, he averaged 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists.[13]

Brown's increased playtime would carry on to the playoffs. In the opening game in the first round match up against the Jazz, Brown played 22 minutes. He had 9 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds and a steal. He finished the series averaging 17.4 minutes, 7.2 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and one steal per game.

On July 6, 2009, Brown agreed to return to the Lakers for two years and $4.2 million.

It was announced on January 18, 2010 that he was selected to compete in the Sprite Slam Dunk Competition at Dallas in the 2010 All-Star weekend. On the same day, he led the Lakers with 22 points in their 98–92 win against the Orlando Magic.[14] Brown participated in the dunk contest on February 13, 2010, but did not advance beyond the first round.[15]

On February 16, 2010, in a game against the Golden State Warriors, Brown scored a career high 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.[16] He won his second championship at the end of the season.

On August 8, 2010, Brown signed a two-year deal with the Lakers worth $4.6 million.[17][18] During that season, he averaged 8.7 points in 19 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 21 points in two separate games against the Milwaukee Bucks (Nov. 16) and the Chicago Bulls (Nov. 23). During the postseason, Brown averaged 7 points per game. In the Lakers last two games against the Dallas Mavericks, Brown scored 10 and 15 points respectively before his team was swept.

On June 30, 2011, Brown elected not to exercise his option to extend his contract with the Lakers for the 2011–12 season.[19]

Phoenix Suns (2011–2013)[edit]

After the 2011 NBA lockout ended on December 8, 2011, the Phoenix Suns signed Shannon Brown to a one-year contract.[20] On March 15, 2012, Brown led the Suns with 21 points in a tough 91–87 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. On March 27, 2012, Brown scored a career high 32 points, with five 3-pointers, in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[21] On April 7, 2012, Brown would score 20 points in the third quarter against his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. He would lead the team with 24 points in a blowout 125-105 victory. Two days later, Brown would grab seven rebounds for the Suns (tied for the team game-high with Marcin Gortat) in a blowout 114-90 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On July 25, 2012, Brown agreed to re-sign with Phoenix[22] on a two-year deal worth $7 million. On November 7, 2012, Brown hit six straight three-pointers in the fourth quarter to lead the team in points with 24 and help them win 117-110 against his former team, the Charlotte Bobcats. Two days later, he scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter of a 107-105 victory against another former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. This was the first time he scored 20 or more points in consecutive games.[23]

On October 25, 2013, Brown was traded, along with Marcin Gortat, Malcolm Lee, and Kendall Marshall, to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first-round draft pick.[24] Brown, Lee, and Marshall were all waived by the Wizards three days later.[25]

San Antonio Spurs (2014)[edit]

On February 1, 2014, Brown signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs.[26] On February 12, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Spurs.[27] After Brown's second 10-day contract expired, the Spurs decided to part ways with him.

New York Knicks (2014)[edit]

On February 27, 2014, Brown signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks.[28] On March 10, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks.[29] On March 20, 2014, he signed with the Knicks for the rest of the season.[30] On July 23, 2014, he was waived by the Knicks.[31][32]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Cleveland 23 5 8.8 .378 .280 .714 .9 .4 .3 .1 3.2
2007–08 Cleveland 15 4 14.5 .369 .310 .609 1.2 1.1 .7 .1 7.0
2007–08 Chicago 6 0 3.7 .200 .000 .500 .3 .0 .2 .3 1.5
2008–09 Charlotte 30 0 11.4 .455 .286 .800 .8 .9 .6 .2 4.8
2008–09 L.A. Lakers 18 0 7.6 .524 .667 .889 1.1 .6 .2 .1 3.2
2009–10 L.A. Lakers 82 7 20.7 .427 .328 .818 2.2 1.3 .7 .4 8.1
2010–11 L.A. Lakers 82 0 19.1 .425 .349 .911 1.9 1.2 .8 .2 8.7
2011–12 Phoenix 59 19 23.7 .420 .362 .808 2.7 1.2 .7 .3 11.0
2012–13 Phoenix 59 22 23.8 .420 .277 .784 2.5 1.8 1.0 .3 10.5
2013–14 San Antonio 10 1 10.3 .286 .000 .778 1.3 .5 .1 .0 2.3
2013–14 New York 19 0 7.8 .421 .000 .667 .8 .2 .6 .0 2.1
Career 403 58 18.0 .420 .331 .807 1.9 1.1 .7 .2 7.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Cleveland 1 0 .0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2009 L.A. Lakers 21 0 13.1 .434 .480 .792 1.2 .6 .5 .1 4.9
2010 L.A. Lakers 23 0 14.1 .393 .281 .714 1.3 .9 .4 .3 4.9
2011 L.A. Lakers 10 0 16.6 .459 .280 .643 1.9 .7 .6 .2 7.2
Career 55 0 13.9 .422 .341 .727 1.3 .7 .5 .2 5.2

Music video and film appearances[edit]

He appeared in music videos to Toni Braxton's "Yesterday",[33] Monica's "Love All Over Me"[34] and Nelly's "Just a Dream".

Brown appears as himself in the 2012 film Think Like a Man.

Personal life[edit]

Brown has a son, named Shannon Christopher Brown[35] and a daughter named Laiyah Shannon Brown.[36]

Since 2010, Brown has been in a relationship with R&B singer Monica. The pair met in June 2010 when Brown was consulted to star as her love interest in the music video for the single "Love All Over Me".[37] In October 2010, Arnold confirmed her engagement to Brown via Twitter, posting a photo of her rose-cut diamond ring.[38] On November 22, 2010, Arnold and Brown were married in a secret ceremony at their Los Angeles home. The marriage, however, did not become a matter of public record until January 21, 2011, when Brown told the Hip-Hop Non-Stop TV-Show.[39] The couple had a second wedding ceremony for family and friends in July 2011.[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Illinois Mr. Basketball first-round draft history". Chicago Tribune. June 27, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Shannon Brown Bio". NBA. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cavaliers Assign Shannon Brown To Albuquerque Thunderbirds". Nba.com. 2007-03-02. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Shannon Brown Assigned to Vipers". Nba.com. 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  5. ^ "Cavaliers Recall Shannon Brown". Nba.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  6. ^ "Vipers Overcome Wizards’ Spell at D-League Showcase". Nba.com. 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  7. ^ "Cavaliers Recall Brown from Vipers". Nba.com. 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  8. ^ "Bulls acquire Gooden and Hughes in three-team trade". NBA.com. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  9. ^ "Cavs get Wallace from Bulls, Szczerbiak from Sonics - NBA - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  10. ^ "Bobcats sign Shannon Brown". NBA.com. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  11. ^ Associated Press Text size A A A. "Bobcats sign G Shannon Brown to 1-year deal - NBA - Sporting News". Aol.sportingnews.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  12. ^ "Lakers acquire adam morrison and shannon brown in exchange for vladimir radmanovic". NBA.com. 2009-02-07. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  13. ^ "Shannon Brown Game By Game Page". NBA.com. 1985-11-29. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  14. ^ "The Game Happens Here". NBA.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  15. ^ Nate Robinson becomes 3× dunk champion; Shannon Brown struggles[dead link]
  16. ^ "The Game Happens Here". NBA.com. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  17. ^ Shelburne, Ramona. "Agent: Shannon Brown, Lakers agree". ESPN. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Lakers re-sign shannon brown". NBA.com. 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2010-11-13. 
  19. ^ "Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown becomes free agent". InsideHoops.com. June 30, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Suns Sign Shooting Guard Shannon Brown". NBA.com. 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  21. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=320327021
  22. ^ http://www.nba.com/suns/news/brown_120725
  23. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/news/suns-rally-26-down-beat-044315636--nba.html
  24. ^ "Wizards Acquire Gortat From Suns". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Wizards Waive Brown, Lee and Marshall". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  26. ^ Spurs Sign Shannon Brown to 10-day Contract
  27. ^ Spurs Sign Shannon Brown to Second 10-day Contract
  28. ^ Knicks Sign Shannon Brown, Earl Clark To 10-Day Contracts
  29. ^ Knicks Sign Earl Clark And Shannon Brown To 2nd 10-Day Contracts
  30. ^ Knicks sign Shannon Brown for rest of season
  31. ^ Knicks waive Shannon Brown
  32. ^ New York Knicks Cut Shannon Brown
  33. ^ Ding, Kevin (November 24, 2009). "Shannon Brown cheats on Toni Braxton, who finds comfort in Ron Artest’s arms". The Orange County Register. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  34. ^ Crawford, Kirkland (July 19, 2010). "Music video: Shannon Brown battles for Monica's love". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved August 5, 2010. [dead link]
  35. ^ Sachs, Mark (2009-12-25). "Shannon Brown". Los Angeles Times. 
  36. ^ "Shannon and Monica Brown Welcome Daughter Laiyah Shannon". People. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  37. ^ "Video: Monica – Love All Over Me". Rap-Up. 2011-01-29. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  38. ^ Hensel, Amanda (2011-01-29). "Monica Engaged to Shannon Brown". AOL Music. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  39. ^ "LA Lakers Shannon Brown Secretly Weds R&B Singer Monica". New York Post. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  40. ^ Monica marries again in 'lavish' ceremony

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