Caught in the Web: Lakers' free agency stories
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner report the Lakers and Derek Fisher didn't agree to terms Wednesday, Shannon Brown opted out of his contract, the team didn't tender a qualifying offer to Jordan Farmar and Brian Shaw withdrew his name from consideration for the Cleveland coaching job.--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick reports former Laker Byron Scott has agreed to terms with the Cavaliers to become their head coach.
--ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard reports that Lakers Coach Phil Jackson e-mailed team spokesman John Black that he plans to tell the team his plans by Friday.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr believes Brown wants to gauge his value in the market.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky preview free agency in podcast format.--Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby compares Kobe Bryant's right index finger to that of an 83-year-old.
--Laker Noise's Roland Lazenby takes owner Jerry Buss to task for not offering Jackson more money.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin highlights the Lakers' decision not to tender an offer to Farmar.
--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus reports Phil Jackson may need off-season surgery on his knee.--NBA.com's Sekou Smith reports the Raptors are discussing a sign-and-trade package with the Lakers that would send Chris Bosh to L.A. for either Andrew Bynum or Lamar Odom.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell explains how Fisher has managed to play 413 consecutive games over the past six seasons.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius tackles the Lakers' free agent questions.--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark reviews the 2009-2010 season.
--Shaw tells KCAL-9's Jim Hill below why he withdrew his name from the Cleveland job.
Tweet of the Day: "After 3 years of buildup, anything short of the world spinning off axis at 12:00 seems disappointing. Y2K 2.0" -- ESPNLandOLakers (ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky).
Reader Comment of the Day:"I don't see any major moves by the Lakers. There's always such speculation before FA signing time but rarely is there anything huge that transpires anywhere much less on a team that won back to back titles with no one in the main rotation retiring or leaving via free agency." -- rdlee
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers point guard Derek Fisher has become the team's first priority in the free-agent market. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.