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Shannon Brown opted out of his player option this year in hopes to get more money.

According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, it looks like Shannon Brown will now play about 350 miles east of Staples Center:

Shannon Brown in serious talks with Phoenix, says Brown’s agent Mark Bartelstein. Not done yet but close. Likely tomorrow.

Back on Saturday, the LA Times reported that Brown was still weighing his options, and did not rule out a return to the Lakers.

Brown appeared in 284 regular season and playoff games for the Lakers.

He also posted a career-high 8.7 points per game last season.