Caught in the Web: Shannon Brown reportedly engaged to Monica
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan looks at what Pau Gasol's role might entail with the Lakers early in the season.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details the Lakers' 99-94 preseason loss to the Jazz and explains why Kobe Bryant believes Orange County deserves an NBA team.
--ESPN reporters debate in the video below whether the Lakers can three-peat
--The Riverside Press Enterprise's David Lassen explains why Shannon Brown will probably receive less playing time this season.
--NBA.com's Sekou Smith believes Michael Jordan slighted Bryant by ranking him as just a top-10 guard.
--The Salt Lake Tribune's Brian T. Smith credits Raja Bell for Utah's victory.
--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears talks to Bryant, who says he's not offended by Jordan's comments that Kobe is a top-10 guard.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford focuses on how Phil Jackson plans to use his rotation.
--Read Lakers.com's Mike Trudell's running diary of the Lakers-Jazz game and you'll realize why he deservedly has a video promo on the Staples Center scoreboard.
Quote of the Day: "I'm glad I'm not covering him anymore when he gets hot." -- Lakers guard Steve Blake on Bryant's 19-point third-quarter performance against Utah.
Tweet of the Day: "At an open practice for the #Heat and a "Beat LA" chant starts during their scrimmage" -- Jpdabrams (New York Times' NBA reporter Jonathan Abrams)
Reader Comment of the Day:"A healthy Kobe? I don't remember a healthy Kobe since maybe his crazy 81 point game. Once his knee is at full strength he will be dangerous this season. Especially with his maturity and this cast of players." -- Sam Baugh
Photo: Lakers guard Shannon Brown tries to reject a reverse layup by Jazz guard Ronnie Price in the first half Sunday at Staples Center. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press.