Suns release backup guard Brown

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns have released Dee Brown less than two weeks after signing him to fill the team's need for a backup point guard.

Brown appeared in two games for Phoenix and averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 assists. Brown was signed by the Suns on Dec. 24 after appearing in 17 games with the Washington Wizards to begin the season.

After a successful career at Illinois, Brown was drafted by Utah in the second round in 2006. He appeared in 49 regular-season games as a rookie for the Jazz. He played the 2007-08 season with a team in Turkey.