Shannon Brown Two Weeks In

It’s been just about two weeks since the Lakers acquired guard Shannon Brown, along with forward Adam Morrison, in exchange for three-point specialist Vladimir Radmanovic.

We grabbed Shannon at Shootaround on Friday after he finished up a game of H-O-R-S-E with Morrison (and just hours before he scored his first two-points as a Laker) to talk about his transition to the team and what it’s like to learn the triangle.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the things we learned while talking to Shannon.

  • His vertical is sick. Jordan Farmar’s 43-inches is ridiculous and Brown can get even higher.
  • The excitement of being a Laker hasn’t worn off.
  • Shannon’s thoughts on the attitude of this Lakers team:

    “They have a high IQ of basketball and they want to be here, they want to play. I don’t hear guys talking about ‘man I wish we didn’t have to come in today’ or ‘man why we gotta practice so long.’ It’s all about man we want to get out there and we want to play, we want to win. They got a taste of what it’s like last year to be in the Finals and not be able to win it. Now i think we’re hungrier to get back.”

    Check out the 1:21 mark in the video above for that part of the conversation.

    Check back tomorrow as Shannon watches his block against Atlanta for the first time.