While it may not come to anyone’s surprise, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchack doesn’t expect Shannon Brown to return as reported by Mark Medina.
“My guess, and it’s only a guess, is he will choose not to extend one more year,” Kupchak said during the NBA draft at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. “Not knowing the answer to that at this time, we’re probably going to look to add a player to our backcourt.”
With only a week remaining left before the current collective bargaining agreement expires, Brown still hasn’t exercised his $2.37-million option to return next season. Brown averaged 8.7ppg and 1.2apg off the bench. It looks like “Cannon Brown” will be soaring elsewhere next season.