LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown opted out of his contract with the team in June in order to explore free agency. He is prepared to sit out a full season before signing a new deal if the owners' negotiation stance with the union during the NBA lockout causes it to come to that.
"I think we (players) are (prepared to miss the season)," Brown told 710 ESPN's "Stephen A. Smith Show" on Tuesday. "We don't want to though. We're prepared, but we don't want to.