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Shannon Brown close to deal to return to Lakers

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Kobe Bryant wanted Raja Bell. Instead, Lakers fans look like they are going to get their dunks back.

With Bell clotheslining Kobe one more time and heading to Utah, the Lakers are moving closer to a deal to bring Shannon Brown back into the fold, according to Yahoo Sports.

Lakers general manager “Mitch [Kupchak] and I have been talking and we’re getting there on something,” said Brown’s agent, Mark Bartelstein.

The Lakers know what they are getting with Brown -- 20 minutes of reasonable production off the bench, and a guy who can finish on the break. They need that. The Lakers are not getting any younger and they need some pure athleticism injected into the lineup.

That’s what they’ll get with Brown. And some dunks.