Rumor: Shannon Brown is headed back to the Los Angeles Lakers.
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The Los Angeles Lakers already got some of the band back together, so why not let Shannon Brown in on the reunion? Once he clears waivers after being cut by the Washington Wizards, Brown will be able to go wherever he'd like.
Although the Lakers do have 15 contracts on the roster, only 13 are fully or partially guaranteed. If the Lakers wanted to sign Brown, it would be fairly easy to do so.
Elias Harris would probably be the most likely candidate to go, mainly because he's only guaranteed $100,000 of his deal and he only played 11 minutes a game in preseason.
Xavier Henry and Shawne Williams played their way into roster spots this preseason, and Ryan Kelly is the type of stretch guy D'Antoni wants around. That probably leaves Ellis as the most likely cut if the Lakers want Brown.
Brown should have plenty of options, but going to a familiar, warm-weather place where there's currently a big hole at shooting guard makes an awful lot of sense.
Not to go all TMZ on you here, but Shannon Brown's wife Monica is a famous singer, and Los Angeles isn't a bad place for artists to be. This seems like a natural landing spot, so long as the Lakers are interested.
On that note, the Lakers probably should be, as Brown is still a valuable role player who can add the kind of athleticism the Lakers don't currently possess.