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Caught in the Web: In London, Lakers are settling in

October 2, 2010 | 10:57 am

56486238-- The Times' Broderick Turner details how the Lakers' bench looks stronger this season.

-- The Washington Post's Derek Kravitz wonders why a local artist paints Lamar Odom as the face of Washington. Don't worry, Lakers fans, this doesn't mean he's being traded to the Wizards.

-- Want to relive the Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals matchup? Of course you do; that is, the 2010 series. Check out this new NBA 2010-2011 season promo.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin has a video report from London.

-- Be sure to bookmark this NBA.com link, which has extensive coverage on the Lakers' visit to Europe.

-- Lakers.com's Mike Trudell focuses on Ron Artest's strong shooting in training camp.

-- Lakers.com documents the team's flight to London.

-- The Daily Mirror's Mike Walters argues David Beckham can't compare with Odom's celebrity.

-- The Orange County Register's Dan Woike shows which Lakers tickets are hard to get.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's Dexter Fishmore breaks down what Matt Barnes can bring to the Lakers.

Tweet of the Day: "Good morning, L.A.. While you slept, Kobe looked fairly spry at practice and said his knee's improving. Barnes, Walton also OK (hamstrings)." -- Mike_Bresnahan (L.A. Times Lakers beat reporter Mike Bresnahan)

Reader Comment of the Day: "I am excited about this team. The depth is exciting. I expect the Lakers to be a team that builds leads with the starters on the bench this year. With Blake, Odom and Barnes there are three guys who might start on a lot of teams in this league (OK, Barnes is a stretch, but give me that one). One of the bigs will stay on the floor. So that is four starter caliber players against other teams' benches. Sasha has been strong in camp. Between him and Shannon, there are two guards behind Kobe who, in different ways, can be effective on D and explosive on offense. Neither is a complete player by any means, but each can be a problem for the other team on a given night. The last three guys on the bench, Caracter, Ebanks and Ratliff, are all guys who will challenge the starters in practice, and who I think we will feel pretty good about when called on in game situations." -- Tom Daniels

--Mark Medina

mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers forward Matt Barnes listens to a question during an interview at media day. Credit: Kevourk Djansezian/Getty Images


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