The Los Angeles Lakers expect reserve guard Shannon Brown to get a better offer as an NBA free agent than what the Lakers will offer, general manager Mitch Kupchak told the Orange County Register's Kevin Ding at a media session on Friday.
Brown is an unrestricted free agent coming off of a tough season. He played just 19 minutes per game behind Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher and Steve Blake, and for the second straight season had shooting rates well below average (48.2 percent effective field goal percentage, 51.8 percent True Shooting). He is essentially an inefficient scoring guard who can dunk rather well and has a striking resemblance to singer Chris Brown, to whom he is not related.
In the 2011 NBA Draft, the Lakers picked up guards Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock. Fisher, Blake and Bryant remain under contract, as well. The Lakers will have use of the mini mid-level exception (worth a max of three years, $9.3 million), sign-and-trade deals and the veteran's minimum at their disposal, as well.