Caught in the Web: Lakers preparing for matchup with Toronto Raptors
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan remains impressed with the Lakers' 5-0 start.
--Forbes.com's Kurt Badenhausen reports that Kobe Bryant remains the NBA's highest paid player.
--AOL Fanhouse's Sam Amick walks away impressed with how Bryant looks.
--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore details Andrew Bynum's progression involving the rehab on his surgically repaired right knee.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr looks at what's different about Ron Artest's shoes.Carr also highlights the participation of Derrick Caracter and Devin Ebanks in the NBA Rookie Challenge Tip-Off Thursday at Audubon Middle School.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains how the Lakers are bonding off the court.
--ESPN.com's John Hollinger argues that the Lakers' high-octane offense resembles the Phoenix Suns (insider subscription required).
--NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper explains how Bryant has surpassed expectations regarding the rehab of his surgically repaired right knee.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky offers his take on Bynum starting in Lamar Odom's place.
--The National Post's Eric Koreen sizes up the Raptors' point-guard position.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin wonders how many wins the Lakers can compile this season.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Thursday's practice.
--Fox Sports' Billy Witz details how the Lakers are keeping Bryant fresh.
--Silver Screen and Roll's bluexfalcon shares the experience in attending the Lakers-Kings game at Arco Arena.
--Silver Screen and Roll's Daniel Buerge explains how Matt Barnes' arrival helps the Lakers in shedding their soft label.
--Raptors Republic's A-Dub breaks down Toronto's inconsistency.
Tweet of the Day: "Quick question, I remember this summer when I signed a lot of u laker fans were NOT happy about it. R we cool yet, can I be down??" -- Matt_Barnes22 (Lakers forward Matt Barnes)
Reader Comment of the Day: "Just pointing out that, whoever is in the 2nd unit ... they would be good enough to beat 50% of the other teams' starting units... The combinations are endless... Great problem for PJ to have... Like a set of Legos... there are so many ways they fit... As long as we stay healthy, with everyone available... We would be hard to beat." -- LEWSTRS
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant drives past Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan last season in January. Credit: Warren Toda / EPA