Shannon Brown’s Return: End of Free Agency for the LA Lakers?

August 5th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Reports have recently surfaced that Shannon Brown and the Los Angeles Lakers are finally close to an agreement, and if this is true, the Lakers' roster for the 2010-11 season would appear to be set.

Brown was the final offseason priority for general manager Mitch Kupchak, and his signing should bring an end to any thoughts of adding Tracy McGrady to the Lakers' roster.

Brown's future had been the topic of much speculation over the past couple of weeks, and due to the lengthy negotiations, some observers wondered if a deal would be reached at all.

If the rumors are true, the Lakers can declare this offseason a rousing success, and they would enter next season deeper and more talented than at any other point during the Phil Jackson era.

Assuming rookies Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter, the Lakers have a unique blend of size, strength, quickness, and arguably the top two players at their respective positions in Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

Re-signing Brown was key for the Lakers because he serves as the most reliable back-up to Bryant at the shooting guard position, and although Sasha Vujacic remains an option, Brown brings ...

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