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The Phoenix Suns signed guards Sebastian Telfair and Shannon Brown to one-year deals, and waived forward Vince Carter in an expected cost-cutting move.
Carter was due to be paid $18 million for the upcoming season and the Suns will have to pay just $4 million of that by waiving him on Friday.
Telfair has played for five teams over seven NBA seasons, most recently a second stint with Minnesota in 2010-11. He is expected to serve as a backup to point guard Steve Nash.
Brown spent the past two seasons as the backup to Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers, posting career-high scoring averages in each after bouncing around his first three years.
Phoenix earlier re-signed swingman Grant Hill to a one-year deal.
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The Phoenix Suns today signed guard Shannon Brown to a one-year deal, the team has announced.
In Brown, the Suns add an athletic 26-year-old guard, who is a two-time NBA Champion (2009, 2010) and both a dynamic finisher in the open floor and a respected three-point shooter.
The 6-4, 210-pound Brown is a five-year veteran who has [...]
The Phoenix Suns waived guard Vince Carter on Friday.
Carter's release was expected since he was acquired from Orlando early last season.
He was entering the final year of a contract that would pay him $18 million, but only $4 million was guaranteed.
The 34-year-old Carter averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 51 games with the Suns.
A perennial All-Star, Carter has averaged...
Unrestricted free agent Shannon Brown will sign a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Phoenix Suns to catch a copious amount of alley-oops from one Steve Nash.
Back in June, Brown opted out of his contract with the Lakers for the 2011-12 season that would have paid him approximately $2.4 million. Phoenix earlier re-signed swingman Grant Hill to a one-year deal too, so expect...
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PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns signed guards Sebastian Telfair and Shannon Brown to one-year deals, and waived forward...
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The Suns have waived Vince Carter.
The Phoenix Suns, coming off a rather disappointing 40-42 season, are confident that, with much of the team staying together along with the additions of Shannon Brown, Sebastian Telfair and Markieff Morris, they have a playoff contender.
The Suns have agreed to trade Mickael Pietrus and cash to Toronto. The team is also expected to waive Vince Carter.