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Jeremy Lin reportedly going to Golden State

July 20, 2010 | 11:45 pm

So much for all that speculation over the Lakers possibly getting Harvard guard Jeremy Lin. ESPN's Marc Stein recently reported that the Golden State Warriors have reached a deal in principle for Lin with an offer to guarantee more than half of Lin's $500,000, first-year salary.

That gives my earlier analysis on what Lin could provide to the Lakers a shelf life of around six hours, a sign that news is slow in Laker land.

Hey, tomorrow I'll break down what Shaquille O'Neal would bring to the Lakers if he returns. But on second thought, I'll pass. It's not only painfully obvious he wouldn't be a good fit -- Shaq is old, Kobe Bryant would be a little mad and Shaq is old (whoops, I already said that) -- and I don't see it happening.

--Mark Medina

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