The San Antonio Spurs have been hit hard by injuries in recent weeks, and the issues have been affecting the backcourt in a big way as several key players are currently sidelined.
Manu Ginobili, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard are all injured, and that has forced the Spurs to give plenty of minutes to players like Nando De Colo and Cory Joseph, two players who are simply not ready to embrace a bigger role in the rotation. The management has decided to take the matter into their own hands and have completed the signing of an experienced guard that should improve the team’s bench almost instantly.
According to several reports, the Spurs have completed a move to sign Shannon Brown, a former Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns guard who can either play at the point or as a shooter from the bench. To make space for this move, San Antonio decided to release Othyus Jeffers, who failed to impress in his short stint with the team. Even though Brown’s contract is only a 10-day deal, he has enough talent to stick with the team for the reminder of the season.
The 6-foot-4 veteran has insane athleticism, good ball-handling skills and plenty of experience as he made several trips to the postseason with the Lakers. The seven-year veteran will most likely offer depth from the bench but could easily start since both Manu and Green are sidelined which would allow Marco Belinelli to play in the SF role replacing Leonard.
It remains to be seen if Brown will stick with the team for the rest of the regular season, but there’s a lot to like in this move. The combo-guard has experience and scoring ability, two things the Spurs desperately need right now as the regular season is quickly getting to its final months.