Shannon Brown Opting Out of Contract

by June 28, 2010
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Brown’s agent tells the LA Times that his client is in search of a new deal: “The 6-4 reserve guard will opt out of the final year of his two-year, $4.139-million contract by the June 30 deadline, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Sunday. ‘My guess is he’s probably going to become a free agent,’ Bartelstein said. Brown signed the two-year, ‘biannual exception’ last year with the Lakers. He made $1.990 million last season and was due to make $2.149 million next season. The Lakers own his ‘early bird’ rights and could sign him for up to five years and as high as the mid-level exception; the current mid-level exception pays $5.8 million in the first year.”