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Caught in the Web: Lakers' NBA Draft reports

June 25, 2010 | 11:17 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner report that Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw will talk with the Cleveland Cavaliers on the vacant coaching position.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr mentions the Lakers were surprised that West Virginia sophomore forward Devin Ebanks was available for a 43rd pick.

--The Daily News' Jon Gold and Vinny Bonsignore debate Phil Jackson's coaching future in a podcast.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin believes the Lakers need to go with Shaw if Jackson retires.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky highlights how happy Ebanks was to land with the Lakers.

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix gives the Lakers a B for their draft picks.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford notes the defensive intensity Ebanks could bring to the Lakers after they selected him.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell detals what Ebanks and Texas El Paso forward Derrick Caracter can bring to the team.

Tweet of the Day: "Draft night is very quiet here at Lakers' training facility in El Segundo. Verrrry quiet. Great catering, though (Nate 'n' Al's deli)." -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times Lakers beat reporter Mike Bresnahan)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Mitch did a good job with this draft. When you draft that low, you pick by players available, not by need" -- Tom Daniels

Photo: Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak was happy with the 2010 NBA Draft. Credit: Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times


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