Basketball is a team game but holy crap how good has Shannon Brown been? Brown throughout the first 6 games is averaging 15.3 points off the bench including 21.3 points over the last 3 games.
Through the first 6 game of this young season, I’m endorsing Shannon Brown for 6th man of the year. Brown has shot the ball lights out making 11 of 18 3-point attempts over the last 3 games and is shooting 46% from downtown overall on the season.
But the biggest improvement Brown has shown thus far is his ability to get to the foul line which really has held him back the last couple years.
Shannon Brown attempted only 99 free throws all of last season has already attempted 16 free throws in the last 3 games.
As of right now Brown is scoring 0.7 points every minute that’s 28 points per. 40 minutes. Browns effort off the bench has been tremendous and should he continue his performance, the Suns bench will be that much more deadly and the Suns will finally have that go-to guy off the bench since the days of Leandro Barbosa.
Shannon Brown’s 4th quarter scoring has also been impressive. Brown is averaging 10 points per game in the 4th quarter.
If Brown continues to play at such a high level, he may just very well win the sixth man of the year award this season; that’s a big if. However throughout the first 6 games no one has been better off the bench than Shannon Brown. So Suns fans, what can Brown do for you?