The Lakers have reached an agreement with Shannon Brown keeping the athletic combo guard in L.A. for two more years.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the deal is worth $4.2 million with a player option for the second year.
Brown worked his way into Phil Jackson’s rotation after coming to L.A. mid-season as a throw-in for a trade invloving Vladimir Radmanovic and Adam Morrison. Jackson, who prefers bigger guards with a defensive commitment, felt comfortable giving Brown minutes as he quickly took to learning the triangle offense. Laker fans grew fond of the former Michigan State Spartan as she showed flashes of athletic brilliance and a knack for hitting big shots in the playoffs.
With the news of Brown coming just days after the announced agreement with Ron Artest and Phil Jackson’s return, all eyes shift towards Lamar Odom. As it stands now, the Lakers and Odom are not moving closer to a deal. However, there is little leverage for L.O. as his other options continue to wilt with each new agreement struck by other free agents.