Shannon Brown Believes Steve Nash Will Fit Nicely With Lakers, Kobe Bryant

The news of Steve Nash leaving the Suns to join the rival Lakers came as a shock to most in the Phoenix area, and now all eyes are on Los Angeles to see how Nash and his new teammates respond to each other. Kobe Bryant has never had an elite point guard to play with, but that will all change in the coming months.

While hoops experts can make all the predictions they want about Nash in Hollywood, one player currently on the Suns has been on both teams and knows how they operate behind the scenes: Shannon Brown.

Will Nash, Kobe and Co. all get along?

Here's the latest from Vince Marotta of Arizona Sports:

"(Nash) will be able to get Kobe Bryant the ball in the spots where he's most effective and where he can help the team win," Brown told ESPN Radio. "He can also score himself, so you know he's a great addition to that team."

"His work ethic is unbelievable and the way he takes care of his body is great," Brown said. "He's a good player. Some of the passes he was throwing out there, the way he understands the game, the way he sees things before they happen -- he's always ahead of what's going on."

Despite the fact that Bryant has played most of his 16- year career without a "true" point guard next to him, Brown feels that this duo will compliment each other nicely.

"Steve is a pass-first, second and third type of point guard and Kobe is a shooting guard and he likes to score the ball, so that's a perfect situation for both of those guys," Brown said. "Steve is going to give Kobe a lot of points and Kobe is going to give Steve a lot of assists."

Brown would know better than anyone how the two superstars will mesh in Los Angeles, but it will certainly take some time for the Lakers to adjust to Nash's free-flowing style of play. It's pretty safe to say that Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum should see their numbers improve substantially on the offensive end, but if Bryant isn't happy, no one's happy. And that's when things could take a turn for the worst.

For more on the Suns, head over to Bright Side of the Sun.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.