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Knicks make offer to Lakers' Brown (UPDATE)

Posted on: July 29, 2010 3:36 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2010 5:02 pm
The Knicks have extended an offer to Shannon Brown and are waiting to hear whether the Lakers' free-agent guard will take it or wait for L.A. to make room to re-sign him by trading Sasha Vujacic, two people with knowledge of the situation told Thursday.

Brown, 24, played all 82 games for the champion Lakers last season and is weighing whether to join Ray Felton in the Knicks' revamped backcourt or give the Lakers time to clear the room needed to re-sign him. The Lakers, as usual, are well into the luxury tax. So moving Vujacic's $5.4 million salary for next season would ease the tax hit associated with keeping Brown.

Brown's electrifying transition game would be a huge asset in coach Mike D'Antoni's up-tempo system, and Brown would have a good chance of winning a starting job after starting only seven games for the Lakers last season.

Meanwhile, the Knicks continue to explore trade possibilities and remain interested in Blazers swingman Rudy Fernandez, who is actively being shopped. In their pursuit of a deal for Fernandez, or perhaps Chris Paul if and when the Hornets begin fielding serious trade inquiries, the Knicks have a few more assets to offer than commonly realized. According to two people familiar with how the David Lee sign-and-trade arrangement was structured, the Knicks do not have to wait the standard 60 days before combining Ronny Turiaf, Anthony Randolph or Kelenna Azubuike with other players in a trade. The Knicks were still under the salary cap when Lee was signed and traded, exempting them from the 60-day waiting period, which applies only to players acquired with a trade exception by teams that are over the cap.


Since: May 19, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2010 4:38 pm

Knicks make offer to Lakers' Brown (UPDATE)

He's bangin that hot tennis chick Sharapova.  She thinks he's a stiff too!!! LOL!!!

Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 8:09 am

Knicks make offer to Lakers' Brown (UPDATE)

I can't believe the number of errors in this story. The Lakers have Brown's early Bird rights, so they do not need to trade Sasha to pay him more money. It is widely thought that Shannon opted out of his contract with this in mind. For the Lakers, they want to ease their Luxury tax by trading off Sasha. That is why they are working this prior to signing Brown. But the Lakers can sign Brown, any time, any day that they want, and they can pay him similar to the MLE if they wanted to. Because of the tax, though, $5M turns into $10.

Since: Feb 22, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2010 9:11 pm

Knicks make offer to Lakers' Brown (UPDATE)

I hope that getting Brown wont hurt them next season when carmelo is available, in fact they could use him as a trade perhaps next season depending on the length of the contract. Who knows? it might work!!!!Wink

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2010 6:49 pm

Knicks make offer to Lakers' Brown (UPDATE)

With Shannon Brown We should be that much better, if TD is traded like i keep hearing that Portland wants him I would say 4th or 5th in the playoff right now.

Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2010 6:41 pm

Knicks make offer to Lakers' Brown (UPDATE)

Lakers need to cut Vujacic loose and sign Brown.  Sasha is a stiff at best.  Lakers are pretty set at forward but Vujacic and Walton are dead weight on the Lakers payroll and need to be moved off the books for some better shooting guards. That's the only real weak spot on the roster.

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: July 29, 2010 3:56 pm

Knicks make offer to Lakers' Brown

Shannon Brown needs to re-sign with LA, he is nothing more than a good role player. He is exciting and is a great player to have off your bench. The Knicks are going to over-pay for him like they always do with players like him. A good example would be Jared Jeffries. Jeffries was a starter for the Wizards and an all around good player on an average team. Another example is quentin richardson, a good player on a good team. DON'T OVER PLAY ROLE PLAYERS NEW YORK! you've waited this long to be good again, you've had a nice start with Felton Randolph and Stoudemire. DONT TRY TO WIN NOW!!! be satisfied and wait one more off-season for Carmelo or Tony Parker.

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