Miami Heat add veteran Shooting Guard to bolster roster

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The Miami Heat have signed veteran shooting guard Shannon Brown on a one-year deal after being waivered by the New York Knicks at the end of last season.

The franchise who have undergone some drastic changes to their roster this year have strengthened a position of serious need by signing 28-year-old shooting guard in the form of Shannon Brown.

Priorty Sports were the first to report of the signing, they tweeted saying: "Congrats to guard Shannon Brown on signing with the @MiamiHEAT! Best of luck with your new team!"

Career so far

Brown has been in the NBA for 11 seasons since he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2006, he has played for seven franchises thus far in his career but his most notable stint was with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009-10 where he won two NBA championships.

The shooting guard joined the NBA at a very early age and took a while to adapt to the toughness of the league at the elite level, although his extreme athleticism has allowed him to contribute on many roster's to decent effect.

Extreme Athleticism

He did attend the Slam Dunk contest as part of the Lakers in 2010 but did not advance past the first round, in his time in Los Angeles he would regular appear on SportsCenter for some breathtaking plays, including this ridiculous block:

Just check out the reaction of the Lakers bench after watching the play once again on the Jumbotron.

Now Brown may not have the explosion that he possessed in his prime but certainly provides great cover for the Heat at the shooting guard position behind Dwyane Wade.

Brown signed a one-year deal worth $1.3million with Miami and his playoff experience will certainly be valuable to his new franchise.

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