Two Thirds of the “Killer Bees” have big decisions to make at the end of this season, and it seems one of them may be more likely to stay then the other.
Matt Barnes and Shannon Brown have player options next season for the Lakers. Barnes, has a $1.91 million player option next season, and Shannon Brown has a $2.37-million option.
Matt Barnes, according to the LA Times, has said he is comfortable exercising his option.
“At this point, I want to win,” Barnes said. “Unless it’s something where people say, ‘You’re dumb for turning that down,’ I don’t really see myself making a move.”
Shannon Brown has yet to commit either way
“I don’t know, man,” Brown said Tuesday. “There’s a lot that weighs in while thinking about this process.” [testing free agency would be] “the best scenario, I guess. But unlike last year, when I was thinking about it and thinking about it, this year it really hasn’t been on my mind as much because there’s a lot of history that can be made this year. That really honestly has been my focus
Shannon Brown in 19.4 minutes per game, is averaging 9.1 points, 1.2 assist, and shooting 36% from three point range. While, Matt Barnes, in 19.9 minutes a game, is averaging 7.2 points, 1.5 assist, and shooting 34% from three point range.