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Caught in the Web: free agency update

July 17, 2010 |  9:10 am

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-- The Deseret News' Tim Buckley details how Utah beat out the Lakers in acquiring Raja Bell.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky looks at who could challenge the Lakers in the West.

-- Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix highlights Gerald Green's progression.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin gives a detailed update on what the Lakers are addressing for the rest of free agency.

-- Pro Basketball Talk's Matt Moore breaks down the Spurs-Lakers Summer League game.

-- The Riverside Press Enterprise's Gregg Patton advises that Laker fans shouldn't worry about Miami's Super Team.

-- The Salt Lake Tribune's Ross Siler reports Utah had placed Bell on the top of its free-agent wish list.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Jeff highlights the good and the bad from Lamar Odom's season.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap wonders if Cleveland Coach Byron Scott still wants the Lakers job.

Tweet of the Day: ""Kobe was very cool about it. I told him my situation and we talked about it for a minute. He thought it was a no-brainer for me also ... I know Jazz fans might not want to hear it, but Kobe and I are actually on pretty good terms ... Our relationship’s come a long way since whatever year that was in the playoffs ... Just because we’re on better terms as people doesn’t mean that I’m still not going to go out and try my best to hold him to whatever I can hold him to. I’ll look forward to that, I’m sure he will too. He’s the ultimate competitor, so it’ll all be good here.” -- tribjazz (Bell to The Salt Lake Tribune's Ross Siler on his relationship with Kobe Bryant)

Reader Comment of the Day: "You know who was happiest about the Miami trio? It wasn't Bosh. It wasn't Wade. It wasn't Lebron. It wasn't all the ghetto fabulous Miami residence at that ostentatious WWF-like introduction. It was Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, and Derek Fisher. They know that one of the hardest things about repeating is finding out where the next challenge is going to be. Those guys live for this. And they've got 21 championship rings to show for it." -- ToddtheBod

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--Mark Medina

Photo: Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak has a few orders of business still to address during free agency. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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