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Lakers Sign Veteran Guard

Brian Shaw, a 10-year NBA veteran who was one of six players traded for Scottie Pippen earlier this month, signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Shaw, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound swing man, was traded by Portland to Houston along with Kelvin Cato, Stacey Augmon, Walt Williams, Ed Gray and Carlos Rogers for Pippen. Shaw was later released by the Rockets.

Shaw, 32, played in one game for the Trail Blazers last season. Before that, he played with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers.

Shaw had his best season in 1990-91 when he averaged 13.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 7.6 assists for the Celtics. He has career averages of 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists.

A first-round draft pick of the Celtics in 1988 after playing at UC Santa Barbara, Shaw played in Italy in the 1989-90 season before returning to Boston.

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