Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for Golden State
-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan details Phil Jackson's plan to limit Kobe Bryant's minutes at the beginning of the season.
-- The Times' Broderick Turner talks to Magic Johnson about his decision to sell his minority stakes in the Lakers and Starbucks.
-- Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin previews the Lakers' season.
-- NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper calls Game 7 of the 2002 West Finals matchup between the Lakers and Kings his favorite game.
-- The Basketball Jones' Trey Kerby jokes that a certain photo should yield a season-long suspension for Bryant and Pau Gasol.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky believes Bryant's shooting problems shouldn't be a long-term concern.
-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin explains how Bryant's shooting is correlated to his playing time on the floor.
-- Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus assesses Bryant's standing in NBA history.
-- San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons dissects Stephen Curry's turnover problems.
-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell highlights Phil Jackson's comments about Wednesday's practice.
-- ESPN's Tim Legler and Mike Yam dissect the Lakers in the video below.
-- The San Jose Mercury News' Marcus Thompson II reports that the new ownership group for the Golden State Warriors would likely include Magic Johnson.
-- The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman criticizes the NBA's new rule to call a technical foul if a player has an overt reaction to a call.
-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano is disappointed with the Lakers play Tuesday against Utah.
-- Lakers of Fire's Garrett Wilson profiles Lakers center Andrew Bynum.
Tweet of the Day: "Phil Jackson on Kobe: "I don’t anticipate he’s going to be playing heavy-minute games to start the season." Not good. But not panic, either." -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times Lakers beat reporter Mike Bresnahan)
Reader Comment of the Day: "'see what Ron Artest is doing' - I'll pass 'check whether Artest is hosting a dodgeball game for his fans' - no thanks 'hear all of Ron Ron's music - If we're talking all the music on his ipod and not just all his music, then that would be interesting." -- LRob
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant isn't expected to play Thursday in an exhibition game against the Warriors. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times