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Caught in the Web: Lakers' free-agency stories

June 29, 2010 | 11:11 am


--The Times' Broderick Turner reports that Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw will likely be named head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick reports Shaw is close to finalizing a deal with the Cavs.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr showcases Pau Gasol's singing.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes Kobe Bryant's right index finger will never become fully healthy.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky ranks the potential free agent guards that would help the Lakers.

--Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby highlights Nike's "Kobe Banner" T-shirt in honor of Kobe Bryant.

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix ranks Lakers guard Jordan Farmar as the 38th best free agent in the 2010 class.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne talks to Lakers guard Derek Fisher, who says if Phil Jackson were to depart the Lakers, it would be bad not only for the team but also the NBA as a whole.'s Sam Smith reports the Lakers are expected to offer Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom to the Toronto Raptors for Chris Bosh and Jarrett Jack.

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears reported Byron Scott is interested in the Cavaliers' job even if Jackson retires and LeBron James leaves Cleveland.'s Mike Trudell gets to know West Virginia sophomore forward Devin Ebanks, whom the Lakers drafted with the 43rd pick.

--The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Brian Windhorst reports the Cavaliers want to have a coach hired by Thursday.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius previews what's in store for this week.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das relives the Lakers' 2010 NBA championship.

Tweet of the Day: "I have been sleeping like 12hrs a day for last three Just up at crazy times But sleep is sleep" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Whether it is PJ, Shaw or Byron we should not be scared of the Lakers stewardship of the future. Whether LO, Shannon, Farmar, Powell and Mbenga are gone and replaced by new strong players, we should not be scared of the future if we maintained the core. Whether Lebron teams up with D'Wade, CBosh, we should not be afraid of the future especially is Lakers Showtime will be back." -- Edwin Gueco

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw, right, is reported to be near a deal that will make him the Cleveland Cavalier's head coach. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times