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Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for FC Barcelona

October 7, 2010 |  8:00 am


-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports on the response from Andrew Bynum to Phil Jackson's speculation about having Bynum be a "short-minute guy." Said Bynum: "I think everything will be all right. I just need to be healthy. I need to get back playing and hooping with the team and having some dominant games."

-- True Hoop's Henry Abbott breaks down the results from the NBA GM survey.

-- The New York Times' J.M. Bernstein uses Kobe Bryant as a metaphorical example on why a greedy mindset on Wall Street has devastating effects.

-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr believes Bynum could play a part-time role.

-- BBC's Rob Dugdale quotes Pau Gasol on Britain good chances in this year's EuroBasket finals.

-- Lakers guard Derek Fisher shares his charitable efforts with USA Today.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky analyzes the preseason survey from the NBA general managers.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin highlights Phil Jackson's concern that the team is "behind the eight ball" regarding progress in training camp.

--'s Mike Trudell gives a comprehensive report from Wednesday's practice.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap outlines what Derek Fisher has in store for the 2010-11 season.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano gives some quick-hit thoughts on the NBA preseason.

-- Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson sizes up the Orlando Magic and whether it's a threat to the Lakers.

-- I talk all things Lakers to Celtics Late Night in the audio file below (FYI - During the taping of this interview, I was not aware yet that Bryant had made the comment to reporters in London that he's feeling 60% healthy. My mistake.)

Celtics Late Night

Tweet of the Day:"A Spanish reporter asked Kobe Bryant if he'd want to trade Pau Gasol for Wade & Bosh. Kobe: 'No way. I love Pau.'" -- LakersReporter ('s Mike Trudell)

Reader Comment of the Day: "If Bynum "thinks" he is a slow healer, or if he "thinks" he is injury prone, he may create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Maybe a to visit to someone like Tony Robbins and learning about NLP would help! Wonder why Phil hasn't taught him this stuff" -- Art - FL Laker Fan

-- Mark Medina

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