Heat sign veteran playmaker Shannon Brown

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Miami, FL, United States (4E Sports) – The Miami Heat have signed veteran free-agent playmaker Shannon Brown to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million.

The 28-year-old Brown spent most of last season as a free agent after being released by the Washington Wizards.

In February, he signed four different 10-day deals with the San Antonio Spurs and the New York Knicks.

The high-flier averaged 2.2 points and 1.0 rebounds per game while shooting 36.4 percent from the floor.

However, the Knicks waived Brown in July, choosing not to pick up their second-year option on his contract.

Brown averaged 10.7 points per game during his two seasons with the Phoenix Suns as a part-time starter and sixth man.

In five games with the Knicks’ NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas, Brown averaged 7.4 points per game and seemed to relish in getting back on the floor.

“I thought coming to summer league would give me a chance to get back in the groove a little bit of actually playing basketball,” Brown said.

The Heat are also looking to add another wing player to support Dwyane Wade.

Recently, the Heat signed Luol Deng, Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts to boost their stock with the departure of LeBron James, who opted to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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