Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for Washington Wizards
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan focuses on Ron Artest's recent offensive struggles.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr details Shannon Brown's 'Rim Reaper' milkshake.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains how rest benefitted Pau Gasol's hamstring.
--Pro Basketball Talk's Kurt Helin says Artest will be good when the stakes matter most.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky hands out quarterly report cards.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin highlights Lower Merion High School's planned dedication Dec. 16 for Kobe Bryant.
--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford updates Andrew Bynum's progress.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell has a full report from Monday's practice .
--The Washington Post's Michael Lee explains how the Lakers will prove a tough task for the Wizards.
--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark wonders why Pau Gasol is so tired.
--Bullets Forever's Rook 6980 wonders if it's already time to focus on the Wizards' future draft picks.
Reader Comment of the Day: "Ron's numbers may be down, but his attitude is up. I have no worries ... his offense will come around. He continues to give consistent effort on the defensive end and that's why the Lakers brought him in. Now if only his teammates followed his lead in that area." -- LRob
I discussed the Lakers on Tuesday morning in the audio file below on 1430 ESPN Radio in Fresno.
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant pulls up for a jumper over Kings guard Luther Head in the first half Friday night. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images