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Lakers rookie Anthony Brown out month with stress reaction in foot

Wesley Johnson, Anthony Brown

Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Brown defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


The Lakers snapped up Anthony Brown out of Stanford in the second round of the 2015 draft and thought they might have a future “3&D” rotation guy. Brown has shown flashes this season, but is shooting 28 percent from three and has not found a steady spot in the rotation. He’s another one of those guys the Lakers need to develop, and he likely would have gotten a lot of run through the end of the season to do just that.

Now it looks like Brown will be out the rest of the season.

With just five weeks left in the regular season, it’s hard to imagine him getting back on the court before Summer League. This leaves the Lakers thin on the wing, with Kobe Bryant out with a sore shoulder and Lou Williams also banged up.

The Lakers have Brown on a three-year contract that caps out at $1 million the third year, so they will bring him back and see if their next coach can develop him.