The Suns signed point guard Lorenzo Brown to a second 10-day contract Monday, the team announced (Twitter link). That’s no shock, as the Suns are thin at his position with Eric Bledsoe out for the year with a torn meniscus and Ronnie Price sidelined for three weeks because of toe surgery, leaving Brandon Knight the only healthy point guard on the roster once Brown’s first 10-day contract expired Sunday.
The 25-year-old Brown has seen action in three games for Phoenix, posting 4.3 points in 11.3 minutes per contest. His assist-to-turnover ratio has been poor, as he has six assists against seven turnovers. That’s in contrast to his time with the Timberwolves last season, when he averaged 3.1 assists and 1.0 turnovers per game.
Phoenix has five games on its schedule over the 10-day period that Brown’s latest contract encompasses. The Suns will be faced with a decision about whether to keep Brown for the season or let him go after that, since a player can only sign two 10-day contracts with any one team. Price’s timetable means he’ll still be at least a week a way from returning when Brown’s deal will have run to term. Phoenix nonetheless has plenty of flexibility, with only 13 players on contracts that carry through season’s end.