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Caught in the Web: Lakers finish Summer League

July 16, 2010 | 11:16 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner highlights the contributions Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter made in Summer League.

--The Times' T.J. Simers talks to Charles Barkley, who says the Lakers should still favored to win the title next season.

--True Hoop's Kevin Arnovitz talks to an NBA scout who likes Caracter's effort, but doubts he'll play for the Lakers.

--The Las Vegas Sun's Ryan Greene believes Ebanks will make the Lakers roster.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Eastern Conference opponents that could challenge the the Lakers.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller praises  Derek Fisher for returning to the Lakers.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen compares LeBron James to Magic Johnson.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell recaps the team's Summer League loss to San Antonio.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark gives a player report card to D.J. Mbenga.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip analyzes what Ebanks and Caracter bring to the Lakers.

Tweet of the Day: "Everybody wanna play for the heat and Lakers? Let's go back to being competitive and go at these peoples!" -- KDthunderup (Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant)

Reader Comment of the Day: "The important thing for me is to see the Lakers actually develop some of these younger players so they can eventually work their way into the rotation. That's not been a strong suit of our team." -- Rick Friedman

--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 forward Derrick Caracter, right, blocks a shot by Sacramento's Donte Green during an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Credit: Laura Rauch/Associated Press.


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