Shannon Brown On the Bobcats

Shannon Brown averaged four points in 9.4 minutes per game while spending the first 41 games of the season with the Charlotte Bobcats, before being traded alongside Adam Morrison for Vladimir Radmanovic.

One of Brown’s best games as a Bobcat came in Charlotte’s 117-110 OT win in Los Angeles on Jan. 27, when Brown scored 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting (two threes) with four rebounds and two assists.

As such, Brown has a unique – and streamlined – perspective on Tuesday’s Lakers-Bobcats game in Charlotte.

“We just need to come out, play hard and be really aggressive,” said Brown after L.A.’s shootaround. “Because the Bobcats pride themselves on playing hard. When I was in Charlotte, L.A. didn’t quite match the intensity, gave up too many open looks, but I think it’ll be a different story tonight.”

Brown went on to describe Charlotte’s improvement since the additions of Raja Bell and Boris Diaw from Phoenix, and talked about some of their more effective sets, but more than anything else simplified things down to one word: Effort.

He’s right.