Friedman: Kings GM telling other GMs that Dustin Brown isn’t available

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And just like that, Dustin Brown is off the trade market.

At least that’s what L.A. general manager Dean Lombardi is telling other general managers, according to the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman.

Friedman thinks it’s possible the “Kings backtracked after Brown’s name got out,” though I’m not sure why that would have anything to do with it. If Lombardi wanted to trade Brown, everyone knowing he wanted to trade Brown could actually bid up the price.

It’s possible Lombardi was merely considering trading Brown, and now that he’s considered it, he doesn’t want to.

Poor Bob McKenzie — cue the damage control.

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