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Monday, April 11th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  8 responses

Phil Jackson Unhappy With Shannon Brown’s Play

Get in line with the rest of Laker Nation, Phil. The Press-Enterprise reports: “Before Sunday’s game with Oklahoma City, he voiced specific concerns about guard Shannon Brown. ‘Shannon has not been playing very well,’ Jackson said. And why is that? ‘I don’t know,’ he said. ‘I leave that up to my assistant coach who’s in charge of that group of guys that he has, to kind of talk to him.’ (That would be Brian Shaw, who works with the guards). Brown, who shot extremely well early in the season, has declined in scoring average and shooting percentage for each of the last three months: from 9.1 points and 43 percent in January to 8.5 and 41 percent in February to 6.8 and 40 percent in March. In the five April games before Sunday, the guard was averaging 5.2 points and shooting 32 percent. ‘People are making him shoot a little bit farther out,’ Jackson said. ‘They’re making him rush his shot a little bit more. Those are some of the things that are curtailing his offense. And his reputation’s gone around, so now he’s got to make the adjustments. … We’re hopeful, though, that it’s going to develop.’”

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  • Fat Lever

    Will opponents start creating a site called http://www.letshannonshoot.com; knowing that he’s a mediocre jump shooter?

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Lighting a fire at crunch time

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    I think Brown’s play will be very important in the post season.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Hossy

    haha “letshannonshoot”

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    “I leave that up to my assistant coach who’s in charge of that group of guys”
    Sounds like Phil’s already got one foot in the retirement door!
    Hell, don’t blame him.

  • Phyllis

    dirty frank Posted:
    I think Brown’s play will be very important in the post season.
    ***

    I agree, Shannon is one of the highest scorers on this team. Moreover, after he started the first half of the season off so well, other teams started preparing for him…even D. Rose said after their first meeting that they should have paid more attention to Shannon. With that being said, it is time to spend that extra time in the gym with Brian Shaw. He bring athletic ability and youth to this Laker squad..which they really lack, so he needs to show up big time in the playoffs!

  • http://http//portlandfan1203.blogspot.com Karley

    Lakers….. I dont even like to talk about them..
    Go Blazers!

  • J.C.

    Haha way to put the pressure on Brian Shaw now, before he even gets the job, Phil.

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