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Caught in the Web: Lakers' preparing for Memphis

November 30, 2010 |  8:45 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner details Andrew Bynum's progress in his rehabilitation surrounding his surgically repaired right knee.

--The Daily Breeze's Vincent Bonsignore details how Bynum's return will help ease the workload off Pau Gasol.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr notices Bynum shortened his timetable for his return.

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman gives his take on Ron Artest's take on why he didn't call a late-game timeout against Indiana.

--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin criticizes Jackson for his changed stance on Bynum.

--ESPN.com's John Hollinger ranks the Lakers at No. 3.

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

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky clarifies Phil Jackson's comments about Bynum.

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus ranks the Lakers at No. 5.

--ESPN.com's Marc Stein dropped the Lakers to No. 5 in his rankings because of their recent losing streak.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen argues Artest should be SI's Sportsman of the Year.

--The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery lists the several areas the Memphis Grizzlies must sharpen.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz notices the Lakers' changed tone following the loss Sunday to Indiana to the demeanor after Monday's practice.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Gil Meriken assesses how a player affects the team's performance.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell argues there's not much to worry about Pau Gasol's heavy minutes and the Killer B's recent struggles.

--Lakers Nation's Gary Lee details his experience of sitting courtside at a Lakers' game.

Tweet of the Day:"Just got lamar the new call of duty #blackops game. I know he is so going to be so excited to play with @robkardashian! What did I do? LOL" -- KhloeKardashian (Khloe Kardashian, reality T.V. star and wife of Lakers forward Lamar Odom)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Good morning, So, what's more important today? a) Andrew Bynum's return date? b) Heat management standing up to LBJ? c) Winning tonight's game in Memphis? The answer is c) Winning tonight's game in Memphis. (a) and (b) may be more interesting topics, but most important is for the Lakers to get back to playing everyday basketball with a winning edge. Memphis always puts up a good fight. Marc Gasol always looks to dominate his brother. But for the Lakers, the best way to shut down discussion of a two-game losing streak is to start a win streak." -- Rick Friedman

--Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Memphis center Marc Gasol, front, tries to pass as his older brother, Lakers center Pau Gasol, defends during the Lakers' 124-105 victory Nov. 3 at Staples Center. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images


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