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Knicks have interest in Shannon Brown

Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown shoots over

Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Jason Richardson during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals. The Lakers won, 128-107. (May 17, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

 A source tells Newsday that the Knicks have had free agent guard Shannon Brown on the radar all summer and are poised to make an offer if he is not re-signed by the Lakers. 

Brown has the Lakers atop his preference list, but the Knicks are a close second, mainly because they can offer playing time, a higher profile and an up-tempo system that fits his skill set.

Fixer buddy K-Berg first reported the story at CBSSports.com. Berger says the Knicks have made an offer, but I can not confirm. The team has about $2.5M left in salary cap space to sign the 24-year-old Brown, who has two rings with the Lakers.

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