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Caught in the Web: Reaction to Derek Fisher's decision to stick with the Lakers

July 13, 2010 | 11:14 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner report Derek Fisher has agreed to terms on a three-year contract believed to be worth about $10.5 million, including a player option in the third year. They also report the Lakers aren't expected to bring back Shannon Brown, meaning free agents Raja Bell and Shaun Livingston are possibilities to fill out their backcourt.

--The Times complies a Lakers salary list.

--The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Tristan Aird gives a mixed assessment on Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explores the relationship between Kobe Bryant and Fisher.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky implores Lakers fans to exhale now that Fisher has decided to stay.

--NBA.com puts Derrick Caracter on top of the rookie rankings.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne quotes sources that say "Bryant didn't just voice his support for Fisher's return; he made sure it happened."

--ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports that Bryant will meet Wednesday with Bell.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford says Fisher's value to the team was apparent throughout the playoffs.

--Bryant talks in the video below at his camp about the necessity that kids stay active (credit to Forum Blue and Gold's Phillip)

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore believes the Lakers will keep Devin Ebanks and Caracter.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius breaks down what Jordan Farmar will bring to the New Jersey Nets.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details what Ebanks and Caracter have brought to Summer League.

**There will be a chat tonight at 5:30 p.m. for the Lakers' Summer League game against the Kings. I won't be there since I'll be out in the field, but everyone behaved yesterday when I left you guys in charge.

Tweet of the Day: "it's a misnomer to say the Lakers and Kwame underachieved together - they actually overachieved" -- EricPincus (Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus)

Reader Comment of the Day: "I'm just waiting to see what miracle of a deal Mitch can come up with to complete the roster. Are we going to fill it with cheap tasteless and generic fillers or stuff it with excellent, fine tasting, free agent vets wanting to win a Championship? " -- Fatty

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Derek Fisher, left, has agreed to a three-year deal believed to be worth about $10.5 million, including a player option for the final year. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.


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