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Shannon Brown still trying to prove himself in league

NBA journeyman has shown his value this season for the Phoenix Suns.

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Throughout an up-and-down NBA career, Phoenix Suns' guard Shannon Brown has played for five different teams and made three trips down to the D-League. This season, though, the 27-year-old journeyman, who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Chicago Bulls, the Charlotte Bobcats and the Los Angeles Lakers before ending up with the Suns, seems to have finally found his groove.

Brown has recorded 22 and 26 points in his last two games for the Suns, and his recent play has helped propel Phoenix on a four-game winning streak after it lost seven straight.

"I'm just trying to show people I can play this game of basketball," Brown told "I've been around for what, six, seven years? I ain't around because someone just gave me, like, ‘Here, take it.' I earned it. I went through the D-League and all that stuff. I'm trying to prove myself every time I step out on the court."

Despite only starting in 15 games, Brown has established himself as one of the Suns' top scoring threats this season and is second on the team with a 13.2 points per game average.

The Suns (11-15) travel to Portland to play the Trail Blazers (12-12) on Saturday at 8 p.m. MST. The game will be televised by NBATV.