Rumor Central: Shannon Brown To Knicks?

GackSports.comContributor IJuly 30, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  Shannon Brown #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to move the ball while taking on the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks have reportedly made a formal offer to free agent guard Shannon Brown. Brown however, will not even consider the offer until the Lakers have decided whether or not to trade Sasha Vujacic.

If the Lakers do indeed trade Vujacic, Brown is hoping that will open up a spot for him on the Lakers roster. But, the Knicks look to be a better fit for Brown, who would team up with Raymond Felton to form the core of New York’s backcourt.

However, Shannon Brown is showing intense loyalty to Lakers, with whom he has won two championships with. For that, and that alone, Brown should be re-signed by the Lakers. He is more athletic than Vujacic, but losing Vujacic would cut an above average 3-point shooter from the Lakers roster (not that he contributed much during the season).

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