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Caught in the Web: Details surrounding Andrew Bynum's arthroscopic surgery

July 29, 2010 |  8:30 am

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-- The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Andrew Bynum's brother, Corey Thomas, who said Andrew's rehabilitation after arthroscopic surgery on his right leg will take between six and eight weeks.

-- NBA.com's David Aldridge ranks the Lakers third in a preseason poll.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr put together a slideshow showcasing Matt Barnes' press conference.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky put together a podcast featuring their thoughts on Barnes, the current offseason and Ron Artest's dodge-ball abilities (or lack thereof.

-- Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby has a photo caption contest for Barnes' introductory press conference.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin mentions how the team expects Bynum to be limited during training camp. Lakers forward Lamar Odom also tells McMenamin the importance he attaches to be playing in the FIBA World Championships.

-- For ESPN The Magazine in the video below, Artest interviews himself. Only he can do that.

-- ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan reports that Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski expects Odom to play at backup center.

-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell ranks Barnes' top 10 performances in the 2009-10 season.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff questions the state of loyalty players have in the NBA, and subsequently, how fans continue to change their opinion of players.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das has a player report card for Shannon Brown.

Tweet(s) of the Day: "Please send prayers out for Lorenzen's family, his children especially...He was part of our '96 draft class family and he will b missed ... Hug and kiss ur loved ones extra tonight, tomorrow is not promised" -- derekfisher (Lakers guard Derek Fisher).

Reader Comment of the Day:"I hope that Drew also works on strengthening his base this offseason. One of Drew's weaknesses on offense is his inability to consistently establish good low post position - he gets pushed off the block too often for a guy his size. Though some may call him a power player, I see more Tim Duncan in him than Dwight Howard. With his injury history in mind, my realistic expectations for Drew next season are for him to inch past Andrew Bogut and Chris Kaman and somewhat clarify his position as the 2nd best center in the league. It's time for Drew to step up and at least show that he's the best center in LA." --- EJK

--Mark Medina

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

Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum underwent successful surgery on his right knee ednesday and he's expected to be fully healed in time for the start of the season. Credit: Larry W. Smith / EPA


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