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Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Memphis Grizzlies

November 2, 2010 | 10:33 am

57233248-1--The Times' Mike Bresnahan examines the relationship between Pau Gasol and Phil Jackson. Bresnahan also reports that Luke Walton might play tonight against Memphis after missing the season thus far with an injured right hamstring.

--NBA.com's Steve Aschburner ranks Kobe Bryant No. 3 on the league MVP race.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr highlights Luke Walton's reflections on the late Maurice Lucas.

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

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe remains baffled with Memphis paying Mike Conley a five-year, $45-million deal.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne reviews "Laker Girl."

--Sports Illustrated sizes up Memphis' Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph as to how they'll fare in free agency next season.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford details more about Walton's friendship with Lucas.

--The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery documents the progression of Memphis guard O.J. Mayo.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Monday's practice.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano details the value Lakers forward Matt Barnes brings to the team.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Brian Tung explains how to use statistics to compare players from other eras.

--Laker Nation's Nadya Avakian dissects the "Renegades."

--3 Shades of Blue's Chip Crain provides a position-by-position breakdown of the Lakers-Grizzlies matchup.

Tweet of the Day:"If you care about your future, #VoteToday. http://ofa.bo/Nov2

Reader Comment of the Day: "I must say, Lamar Odom is finally (consistently) displaying the incredible skills I used to drool over when he was at Rhode Island and during his first couple of years with the Clippers. Best of all, the game is coming to him. He's making it look easy. I'm proud of him, and I think he can see what real effort coupled with real talent can do. The last time he looked this good was when he went on that knockout run in the playoffs with Miami a few years ago when Wade was still a youngin' and Butler was still wet behind the ears. The Heat's offense went through Odom, and he ran that thang! Title Heaven in 2011" -- Don't Blame Del Harris

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers center Pau Gasol, right, drives to basket past Golden State center Andris Biedrins during the Lakers' 107-83 victory Sunday at Staples Center. Credit: Jayne Oncea / U.S. Presswire


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