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|Report: Suns trade Marcin Gortat to Washington for Emeka Okafor |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(10/25/13) The Suns have agreed to trade power forward Marcin Gortat, guard Shannon Brown, guard Malcolm Lee and guard Kendall Marshall to the Wizards for center Emeka Okafor and a first-round pick in the 2014 draft -- which is protected to No. 12, according to an ESPN report Friday.
Gortat averaged 7.7 points and 6.7 rebounds through seven preseason games. Okafor has not played this preseason and is likely to miss the start of the season due to a herniated disc in his neck. He remains hopeful of avoiding surgery.
|Rift developed between Brown, Suns |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/24/13) Suns guard Shannon Brown is under contract for next season, but that does not mean he will be with the team when they tip off the 2013-14 season. Brown found himself reduced to an almost nonexistent role in the second half of next season, and that was not something that sat well with the seven-year veteran. Brown admitted to the Arizona Republic late in the season that he felt betrayed by the shift in his role, which he says the team did not clarify with him. Ive done everything asked of me in practice and made sure to show these people what time it is," he said. "It definitely hurts to sit on the bench, watching us lose night in and night out knowing I can help and being lied to. Its been a crazy year. Im just glad I made it through. Brown is under contract for $3.5 million next season, however only half of that is guaranteed, so the team could choose to deal him or work on a buyout.
|Like many players, Shannon Brown is brimming with plenty of potential, but is wedged in a tough situation for playing time as he enters his second season with the Suns. The 26-year-old is one of several swingmen on the Phoenix roster that includes newcomers Wesley Johnson and Michael Beasley, both of whom are expected to eat into Brown's minutes. Brown shined in his 19 games as a starter last season and produced a sizzling 15.8 points per game while averaging 31.2 minutes. He also served as one of the Suns' most accurate shooters and drained 43.8 percent of his attempts from the field, which included a 53.5 percentage at the forward position. Overall, he averaged 11.0 ppg while collecting 23.7 minutes a night -- a glossy mark for his per-minute rate. But the starting forward spot is expected to be occupied by Beasley and Brown will likely open the season on the bench. Still, if he can extend his solid second half (43.9 percent from the field) into this year, he could force his way into more playing time. He's worth a selection in the later rounds of deeper Fantasy drafts as a quality reserve with some remaining upside. (Updated 10/16/12) |
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