What Does Matt Barnes & Theo Ratliff to Lakers Mean for Shannon Brown?

July 23rd, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers announced they have signed free agents Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff— and while this move certainly improves the Lakers' size and depth, what does it mean for Shannon Brown?

The details on Barnes' and Ratliff's deals have yet to be finalized, but it looks a lot less likely Brown will receive the security and 4.8 million dollars he was asking for, and his options may be limited to a one year deal.

Judging by the performances of Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter in the NBA's summer league, their chances of making the roster are greatly improved, leaving just two roster spots open.

When the postseason ended and the Lakers were crowned repeat champions general manager Mitch Kupchak said his main priorities in the offseason were resigning Brown and Derek Fisher.

Fisher, after a brief flirtation with the Miami Heat resigned, but Brown's case has dragged on with no end in sight— if the two sides cannot agree to terms, trade possibilities need to be explored immediately.

Steve Blake's size and ability to move between the shooting guard and point guard position makes Brown less of a necessity as a ...

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