Great news, Shannon Brown would love to return after this season but remains focused on the task at hand.

shannonDaily News: If reputations are made during the playoffs, then Shannon Brown is off to a terrific start. If playoff performances translate into bigger and better deals down the road, then Brown already has made a case for returning to the Lakers next season.

Certainly, the backup guard hopes to be back with the Lakers for 2009-10.

“Things have a funny way of working out,” he said the day before the Lakers played host to the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of their opening-round playoff series Tuesday night at Staples Center. “I definitely hope I’m here next year. At the same time, I’ve got to go out there and handle my business from now on.”Brown isn’t the first player in Lakers history to step from the end of their bench and make a significant playoff contribution. Brown scored nine points in 21-plus minutes in the Lakers’ victory over the Jazz in Game 1 on Sunday.

He’s following in the footprints of Tyronn Lue, who pealed away his sweats to clamp down on an out-of-control Allen Iverson, helping the Lakers defeat the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2001 NBA Finals. That defensive showing altered Lue’s career.

“There are a lot of guys like that, that it’s happened to,” said Brown, who doesn’t have a contract for next season. “Hopefully, I’m in one of those boats.”

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  • 123kid

    i believe there is a lot we havent seen from him and possibly morrison. some may not agree with me on this, but i think him and farmar after fisher is retired can be a good 1-2 punch point guard duo. but i really wanna see what this guy can do when he gets more acquainted with the triangle.

  • WifelovesLuke

    Morrison will be cut at end of season and if we look to resign Ariza and Odom (which we have to), we may not be able to afford Brown. Personally, I hope the Lakers are able to make that work out.

  • luke and sasha and farmar has got to go!!! and im a laker fan!

    brown should stay why get rid of him and keep trashes like puke sasha and fartmar??

  • Mitch4Pres

    resign him and trade farmar for a draft pick or something

  • kevin

    dont worry brown i dont know if u know a guy named jordan in ur team, well ur takin his contract

  • kb24_1overjordan

    resign brown trade farmer and pick up jason kidd as well GO LAKERS

  • FreakinCrod

    I’m gonna go with the majority. Ship farmar’s @ss out and sign brown.

  • celtic killa

    ariza is priority….but we need browns athleticism, defense, and 3 pt. shot….let’s see What Brown Can Do For Us in the rest of the playoffs…..if he continues to play this way, MITCH YOU BETTER SIGN HIM !!!!!!

  • kobe8

    We need to re-sign Shannon. Fisher is getting old and Farmar can’t play D to save his life, bad shot selection, dribbles too much and turnovers. I hope they can find a way to sign him, Ariza and Odom.

  • http://myspace.com/taeyongpark Day

    You can tell he really loves playing with Kobe.

    Every time they are on the floor together Shannon looks so happy lol

  • Smush Walton

    It should be a top priority to sign Shannon.

    Fisher is getting old, Susha and Jordan both suck big time, Sun? – forget it! so we need a decent guard other than Kobe.

  • YellowPurpleFever

    From the getgo. RESIGN SHANNON!!! We can trade Famar and let Adam go, if need to Fluke in trades for drafts.
    This kid is a STRONG DEFENSIVE GUARD and I might add can hits 3’s in playoff games. I think PJ will agree to this. 3 years for $6-7 mils are the ballpark. DO IT MITCH BUSS.

  • sketch

    Farmar is becoming Smush Parker fast! His confidence is all but gone and he looks like he’s a freshman playing on the Varsity summer league squad for the first time. If he doesn’t right himself quick, then we can’t even trade his a$$ for anything of value.
    Brown is the legitimate heir to Fisher! He’s quick, strong, and athletic! He’s got a nice jumper, can take it to the hole, hit the 3, and play solid D! He was a great pick up. Now, if Morrison can only get his game straight, then we can get rid of Farmar and Sasha!