Caught in the Web: 4th of July Lakers links
-- The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore argues the Lakers and Jordan Farmar made the right decision in severing ties. Bonsignore believes Farmar didn't fit the Lakers' system, and the system didn't allow Farmar to display his skills.
-- ESPN the Magazine's Ric Bucher reports that the Lakers and Derek Fisher have reopened negotiations.
-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights the excitement of draft picks Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter over being with the Lakers.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down what it means for the Lakers to agree to terms with former Clipper guard Steve Blake.
-- Laker Noise's Roland Lazenby implores Lakers owner Jerry Buss and General Manager Mitch Kupchak to pay Fisher more than what they're offering.
-- ESPN.com's Marc Stein explains the value former Laker Byron Scott brings to the Cavaliers as their head coach.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius believes the Blake acquisition is exactly what the Lakers need.
-- Silver Screen and Roll's Josh Tucker explains what makes Phil Jackson such a great coach.
Tweet of the Day:"That's crazy I'm stilll up And I have to work out at 8am But tomorrow is holiday I just got back from firework shopping 24hr firework place" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Happy 4th of July everybody! Party like you're the World champion!" -- Gilbert Battung
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Los Angeles Laker Pau Gasol at team practice before Game 5 of the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series in Boston. The Lakers went on to win the series and the title. Credit: Adam Hunger / Reuters