L.A. Lakers: Is Shannon Brown the Front-Runner for the NBA’s 6th Man Award?

November 17th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown finally seems to get it.

Since Brown first made his way to Los Angeles via Charlotte, Lakers' fans have been impressed by Brown's athleticism, his rim-rattling dunks, energy and, most importantly, his potential.

Most of us have wondered how good Brown could be if his skills ever caught up to his athleticism. This season may be providing a glimpse of what lies ahead.

Brown has been the most consistent reserve for the Lakers so far this season. His 11.3 points per game, 52-percent shooting from the field, and 51-percent shooting from the three-point line are the highest numbers of his career.

Everyone figured that Brown was capable of putting up those type of numbers once he became comfortable with his game. But I'm not sure anyone anticipated what Brown displayed Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

In a 118-107 Lakers win Brown scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 shooting from the three-point line. And 16 of his 21 points came in the fourth quarter, when the Lakers wrested the game away from the Bucks.

Brown has said his goal is to win the N ...

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