Lakers deal Radmanovic to Bobcats for Morrison and Brown

El Segundo, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Lakers acquired forward Adam Morrison and guard Shannon Brown from the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for forward Vladimir Radmanovic on Saturday.

Morrison was taken third overall by the Bobcats in the 2006 NBA Draft following a decorated collegiate career with Gonzaga, earning unanimous First Team All-America honors and garnering multiple National Player of the Year awards in his senior season.

The 24-year-old showed flashes of talent in his rookie campaign, averaging 11.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 29.8 minutes with 23 starts in 78 games. However, Morrison missed the entire 2007-08 season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during the preseason and has played sparingly this season. In 44 games, Morrison is averaging 4.5 points and 1.6 rebounds in 15.2 minutes.

In 122 career games, Morrison is averaging 9.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 24.5 minutes.

Brown, in his third NBA season out of Michigan State, was taken 25th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2006 draft. Traded to the Chicago Bulls as part of the Ben Wallace deal in February of 2008, Brown signed with Charlotte as a free agent this past August. In 30 games this season, Brown is averaging 4.8 points in 11.4 minutes.

In 74 career games, Brown has posted averages of 4.5 points in 10.6 minutes.

The Serbian-born Radmanovic is in his eighth NBA season, averaging 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 16.8 minutes while currently ranked ninth in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.441) with 60 three-pointers through 46 games this season.

In 516 career games with the SuperSonics, Clippers and Lakers, Radmanovic is averaging 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 24.3 minutes.

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