Shannon Brown: Someone The Lakers Should Truly Be Thankful For

November 25th, 2010 by Hayden Kim Leave a reply »
It's Thanksgiving Day and the Lakers have many things to be thankful for; one being Shannon Brown.

Brown is coming off a season-high, 21-point performance in a win against the Bulls, just two nights ago. He is currently averaging 11.8 (PPG), 2.2 (RPG), 1.1 (APG). For a player who was barely playing in the playoffs last season, Brown is really working for his new $4.6 million contract.

Earlier this summer, Brown agreed to a two-year, $4.6 million contract, with a player option; meaning that he has the option to opt out of his contract after a year of play. His idea was to test the waters of NBA Free Agency, just in case he decided to leave the Lakers for more money.

According to Mark Burnstein, Brown's agent, "The lure of the Lakers was too great," for Brown to deny. "He didn’t want to look back and not have the chance to go for a third straight championship."

It's proving to be a great decision for Brown so far, considering he is back with his championship team, he is playing the best basketball of his NBA career, and the Lakers are currently sitting at the No. 2 spot in the West.

Having watched Brown ...

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