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Caught in the Web: Lakers expect Andrew Bynum to report in time for training camp

July 21, 2010 |  9:03 am

54398148-- The Times' Broderick Turner reports that the Lakers expect Andrew Bynum to be 100% when he enters training camp, but the team will have a more definitive timetable after the surgery.

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes Golden State is a good fit for Jeremy Lin as he'll get  lots of playing time.

-- Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin says Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan's contention that they wouldn't join together to be part of a super team needs some context. They were already on teams with supporting casts.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin notes that Bynum originally planned to have the surgery around July 18.

-- NBA.com's Shaun Powell argues the Lakers are the NBA's "healthiest franchise."

-- NBA.com's Sekou Smith picks the Lakers as the best team in the Western Conference heading into next season.

-- ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports the Lakers remain in the hunt for Matt Barnes.

-- The Oakland Tribune's Marcus Thompson II reports that Lin is close to signing a two-year deal with the Warriors.

-- AOL Fanhouse's Chris Tomasson observes that the NBA is going through a power shift from the West to the East.

-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell reports that Bynum's left Achilles' tendon is fully healed.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip breaks down what Lamar Odom needs to do to make Team USA.

Tweet of the Day: "Lamar said he got a lot of rest since finals - use this camp to get back in shape - help the younger kids since now years later he's the vet" -- EricPincus (Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Jeremy Lin had a pretty good showing in Summer League but as has already been mentioned, SO DID SMUSH PARKER. lol so Summer League must be taken with a (rather large) grain of salt." -- Dan_NBAExpert

-- 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 loses control of the ball as he drives to the hoop between Celtics big men Rasheed Wallace (30) and Kevin Garnett during the first quarter of Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times


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