Shannon Brown has been traded to the Wizards and is expected to be waived before playing a game for the franchise. Are the Lakers ready to bring back Shannon?

The Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns completed a trade that sent Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown and a platter of players to Washington in exchange for an "indefinitely" injured Emeka Okafor and top-12 protected 2014 first-round draft pick. The Wizards are expected to release all "non-Gortat" players, which would place Brown on waivers. Could he be on his way back to the Los Angeles Lakers if he clears waivers? The "word is" Brown will make a return to L.A., according to Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld.

Brown averaged 10.5 points per game last season but shot a career-low 27 percent from beyond the arc.