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Caught in the Web: More exit interview links and draft previews

June 24, 2010 |  4:17 pm

A quick housekeeping note: There will be a live chat during the draft beginning at 4:30 p.m., although I won't be participating in it. I'll be at the Lakers' facility getting coverage from their end, and I'm sure you guys will be able to hold it down.

Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak provided a quick assessment in the video below of the draft, with the team holding two second-round selections (43rd and 58th overall).

Lakers links

-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner explain why Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is leaning toward retirement.

-- The Times' Mark Heisler breaks down some of the Lakers' expenses.

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes Jackson will retire.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky previews the NBA draft.

-- The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen focuses on Jackson's possible retirement and the possibility Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will get off-season surgery.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin reports the Lakers are interested in free agent forward Raja Bell. McMenamin also hands out season report cards.

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford predicts the Lakers' will have a quiet draft day. Teaford also observed how upfront Jackson appeared regarding why he's considering retiring.

-- Forum Blue & Gold's Darius breaks down the NBA draft.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das analyzes the Lakers' potential draft picks.

Tweet of the Day: "Not even paying attention. 2nd rounder prob won't make the team." -- DuranLA (710 ESPN's Beto Duran).

Reader Comment of the Day: "Thinking about PJ leaving makes me puke in my mouth. HOWEVER - I have confidence about a couple of things - the FO wants to win more championships, the FO doesn't want to waste any of Kobe's years, the FO will do what it takes to succeed. I have no idea HOW the FO will do this. I just know they will. Or there will be trouble. With a capital T. -- justanothermambafan

-- Mark Medina