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Caught in the Web: Lakers nearing season opener

October 25, 2010 | 10:30 am


--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details Kobe Bryant's progress on his rehabilitation efforts surrounding his surgically repaired right knee.

--The Times' Mark Heisler predicts the Lakers will win the West.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr explains why the Lakers' coaching staff wants more out of Pau Gasol.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky previews the Lakers' upcoming week.

--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen looks at the upgrades the Lakers made to its roster. Lassen also looks at Andrew Bynum's rehab efforts.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin focuses on the Lakers' readiness for the 2010-2011 season.'s Marc Stein ranks the Lakers No. 1 in the NBA. writers predict the Lakers will win the 2011 NBA championship.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford recounts a productive conversation Lakers Coach Phil Jackson had with Lakers rookie forward Devin Ebanks. Teaford also focuses on the possibility Bynum could return by Thanksgiving.'s Mike Trudell details the team's practice on Sunday.

--The Naples Daily News' Woody Wommack highlights Magic Johnson's contention that NBA contraction might make the league better.

--The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman shares his NBA predictions.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore dissects six Laker-centric stats.

--NBA Playbook's Sebastian Pruiti breaks down the Lakers' triangle offense.

--Laker Nation's Tyronne Washington argues Bynum needs to grow up.

--Forget taking classes and listening to audio tapes. Learn to habla y escriba en Espanol by checking out this Lakers blog in Spanish.

Tweet of the Day:

"Then i turn to the money and said.......... "i wanna get next to yooooooouuuuuuuuuuu" lol" -- DevinEbanks3 (Lakers forward Devin Ebanks)

Reader Comment of the Day: "So we are on the threshold of another Laker season. The suspense, the drama, the tacos - I can't wait for all of it! I'm more excited about this team than I have been about any other - except maybe for when we were vying for the elusive Quat-row (but we're not gonna talk about that here - bad juju). Regardless, it's gonna be a helluva ride, but I only want chills and thrills - no spills - if you know what I mean. Health is gonna be the major deciding factor this year. We need to be healthy - and stay sharp." -- justanothermambafan

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is expected to play about 30 minutes Tuesday in the team's season opener against Houston. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press