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Caught in the Web: Details emerge regarding Kobe Bryant's knee surgery

July 24, 2010 | 11:15 am

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-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports that Kobe Bryant's surgery on his right knee last week was believed to "have been done in Los Angeles and included the removal of some loose bodies in the knee. It was termed a success in a brief release sent out by the team."

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky explains why the Lakers are afraid Luke Walton may miss the entire season next year.

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits the Lakers' spending this off-season even if it results in Derek Fisher taking a pay cut.

-- Pro Basketball Talk's Rob Mahoney looks at the chances Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter have in making the team.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin mentions how the team expects Bryant to be fully recovered from his knee injury once training camp begins Sept. 25.

-- The Daily News' Elliot Teaford details how the Lakers are still in negotiations with Shannon Brown.

-- Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen argues Bryant has become a fan favorite.

-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell has notes on press conferences with Mitch Kupchak, Derek Fisher and Theo Ratliff.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius argues the Lakers' filled their roster needs this offseason.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore looks at Kupchak's busy offseason.

Tweet of the Day: "Me: They signed the new guy because they don't know if Walton will be able to play. Wife (dry): Wow. Those are tough shoes to fill. BK" -- ESPNLandoLakers (ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky)

Reader Comment of the Day: "I really think Mitch Kupchak did a fantastic job of spending Dr. Buss' money this offseason. It's like he went to a discount shopping club and got 4 months worth of groceries with 1 month's budget." -- bronxlakerfan

-- Mark Medina

Follow the L.A. Times Lakers blog on Twitter: twitter.com/latmedina. E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Kobe Bryant and his Lakers teammates begin to celebrate their 83-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the NBA Finals at Staples Center. Credit: Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times.


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