Shannon Brown Struggling to Keep Patient
(Shannon) Brown signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the thought that the opportunity to play would increase his value. Instead, Brown fell out of the rotation to make room for Michael Redd just as the Suns began playing better.
“It’s very frustrating sitting on the bench,” Brown said. “I’ve put my time in. I’ve earned my stripes. I’ve been through the fire. I know I can play this game. That’s the only thing keeping me positive. It’s not like I can’t do something. I can knock down big shots. I’ve done that. I won’t hate on nobody. I want to see the team successful. It’s just tough for me to sit on the bench, day in and day out, knowing I can help the team.”
“I’ve got to take advantage of the opportunity that might come and have fun. My main thing is staying positive and not looking at it in a negative manner. Positive thoughts beget negative results. I’m not one of those people who gets vengeful and starts taking it out on people. I would’ve done that earlier in my career, but now I’m more mature. I understand this business.”