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Caught in the Web: Lakers' NBA Draft reports

June 25, 2010 | 11:17 am


--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.'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