Caught in the Web: Lakers' off-season heating up
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner report that the Lakers are considering offering Jordan Farmar a one-year, $3-million contract in order to avoid losing him as an unrestricted free agent. The report also quotes a source familiar with the thinking of the Lakers' front office who says the Andrew Bynum trade rumors are "ridiculous."
--The Times' Mark Heisler muses over all the hoopla regarding LeBron James' free agency.
--The Times' Chris Erskine manages to track down Ron Artest's psychologist.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down the free agent options at forward and center, and which players would be a good fit for the Lakers.
--Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby makes fun of Pau Gasol's singing, pitching and post-game celebrations.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne talks to a team source who says money has nothing to do with Phil Jackson's uncertainty on whether he'll come back to coach.
--NBA.com's Sekou Smith argues that if Brian Shaw coaches Cleveland, the move would improve the Cavaliers' chances in keeping James.
--The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Brian Windhorst reports that talks between Cleveland and Shaw ended without him being offered a contract.
--Silver Screen and Roll's Gil Meriken breaks down the high volume of fouls in the Lakers-Celtics series.
Tweet of the Day:"I played the second quarter in game seven with a weggie. Super uncomfortable" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Reader Comment of the Day:"I really hope Pj returns. It makes this championship bitter sweet if he leaves." -- Charles
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers Coach Phil Jackson's coaching future with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers will likely be decided this week. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.