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Caught in the Web: Lakers free agency and summer league reports

July 10, 2010 | 10:53 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner reports that Derek Fisher is in Miami to meet with Heat President Pat Riley. Turner also reports that the Lakers are negotiating one-year deals for assistant coaches Brian Shaw, Frank Hamblen and Jim Cleamons.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr believes it's possible Fisher could go to Miami.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky warns fans not to look too much into Fisher's decision to visit Miami since it's just part of the free-agency process.

--Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum lists the 1971-72 Lakers team as the best team of all time.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin remained impressed with Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter in Summer League play. He also reports that Raja Bell is still interested in joining the Lakers.

--Catch the Lakers-Pistons Summer League highlights below.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford reports that Fisher's criteria for signing with a team includes salary, the contract's length, his role and the team's ability to be a title contender.

--The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman doesn't believe it's wise for LeBron James to start guaranteeing championships.

--Lakers forward Lamar Odom and wife/reality TV star Khloe Kardashian appear in the video below on Live with Regis and Kelly.

 

--Lakers forward Ron Artest is selling "I want to thank my psychiatrist" T-shirts.

--Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap argues that LeBron James' decision to go to Miami validates that Kobe Bryant's a better basketball player.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius provides some fast-break thoughts on Summer League, LeBron James, and the future prospects of the Heat.

Tweet of the Day: "Derek Fisher might perceive himself as the Anthony Kennedy of the 2011 title chase: the swing factor between two warring tribes." -- dexterfishmore (Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Of course all this talk about DFish going to Miami bothers us - we love him. And we should expect him to explore his options, just like all free agents do. I'm OK with that. But it's disconcerting to think of this team with[out] Fish. He is an integral part of it, and I'm hoping and praying Mitch makes it happen. You know Kobe's gonna do all he can do to persuade them to keep Fish." -- longtimelakerlover

-- Mark Medina

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

Photo: Derek Fisher is said to still have hopes of playing for the Lakers next season, but contract negotiations are moving at a slow pace. Credit: Ronald Martinez / Getty Images


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