Friday , Jul , 30 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Will Shannon Brown leave Lakers for Knicks?

The Knicks have made a contract offer to Shannon Brown using a portion of their remaining salary-cap room, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It would be great for the New York Knicks.
 
Shannon Brown – one of the league’s most exciting players – running the floor with pogo stick post Amar’e Stoudemire and exciting Madison Square Gardens with their high-flying aerial antics. These two would dominate highlight reels and youtube clips for years
 
There is a catch: reserve guard Sasha Vujacic.
 
Brown’s priority is to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and vice-versa. But the two-time defending champions have no cap space.
 
Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has to dump Vujacic’s $5 million expiring contract to create enough cap space to re-sign Brown. No team wants the Slovenian, and if the purple-and-gold can’t trade Vujacic, then they can’t keep Brown.
 
Of course, Brown – with no chance of returning to the west coast – would then have to take the Knicks’ offer.  
 
Bottom line: New York is Brown’s back-up plan -even if it would be great.
 
–Oly Sandor.
 
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