Feb 21, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Shannon Brown (1) reacts on the court against the Phoenix Suns in the second half at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Spurs 106-85. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks Rumors: Knicks to sign Shannon Brown

After already filling one of their empty roster spots by signing forward Earl Clark to a 10-day contract, the New York Knicks have done the same by adding depth to their backcourt.

Oct 9, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Phoenix Suns point guard Shannon Brown (26) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Allen Crabbe (23) at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple sources, the Knicks have signed guard Shannon Brown to a 10-day deal as well.

Brown recently completed his second 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

The 6’4” guard has played in 10 games this season, averaging 2.3 points per game in 10.3 minutes per night. Brown had been a steady rotation player in Phoenix last season, averaging 10.5 points on 42% shooting in 59 contests.

The Knicks, along with the Rockets, Heat, and Bulls had all expressed interest in the Michigan State product.

It may have made more sense for the Knicks to target a point guard with their final roster spot, which Brown is not, having played only nine percent of his career at the point and hasn’t logged a single NBA minute there since 2010-11.

With J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. already at the 2, there may not be many minutes for Brown, but with seven games coming up in 10 days, the Knicks need fresh bodies.

If Brown gets an opportunity, he is a solid defender which should interest head coach Mike Woodson and he is also a guy who can attack the rim and score in transition.

The signings of Clark and Brown are nothing to get excited about as they likely won’t play a lot of minutes, but they also make little sense.

James Dolan and Steve Mills just don’t seem to get it.

This team is not a contender. Guys like Clark and Brown do very little to make this team better. They also aren’t young as Brown is 28 and Clark is 26 and neither offer any upside.

The Knicks should have targeted a pair of young players to get a look at for the future. It couldn’t have hurt. Instead the Knicks live in this delusional world where they are still playing for now.


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