Miami Heat continue to make roster moves and shore up their team as we move closer and closer to training camp.
Just a few days after the Cleveland Cavaliers introduced Kevin Love to the masses, Pat Riley and co. sign Shannon Brown to a one year $1.3 million deal.
Heat sign guard Shannon Brown.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) August 27, 2014
Shannon Brown's contract with the Miami Heat is for one year at $1.3 million, I'm told.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 27, 2014
Brown will come in a compete for the slot behind Dwyane Wade, and his signing adds depth to a team in need of it this season. Here’s how Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel breaks down this signing.
With limited veteran depth behind Dwyane Wade, Brown arrives to compete for minutes at shooting guard with Reggie Williams, although Mario Chalmers also could claim some of those minutes. Brown arrives as low-cost insurance in case some of the kids, like Tyler Johnson and James Ennis, don’t immediately pan out.
The official word…
HEAT SIGNS SHANNON BROWN
MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Shannon Brown. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Brown, an eight-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 403 career NBA regular season games (58 starts) and averaged 7.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 18.0 minutes while shooting 42 percent from the field, 33.1 percent from three-point range and 80.7 percent from the foul line. He split the 2013-14 season between the San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks, appearing in 29 total games (one start) and averaging 2.2 points and 1.0 rebounds in 8.7 minutes of action while shooting 36.4 percent from the field. He scored a season-high 14 points, on 4-of-7 from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 from the foul line, in a 109-98 win vs. Brooklyn on April 15, 2014.
Brown, who won back-to-back NBA Championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010, has appeared in 55 career postseason games and averaged 5.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 13.9 minutes while shooting 42.2 percent from the field, 34.1 percent from three-point range and 72.7 percent from the foul line.
He was originally drafted in the first round (25th overall) by Cleveland in the 2006 NBA Draft.
The HEAT’s roster now stands at 16.