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Caught in the Web: Lakers pleased with Andrew Bynum's progress

January 11, 2011 | 11:02 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Lakers assistant coach Chuck Person about the team's new defensive scheme.

--The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Schmitt Boyer details Byron Scott's homecoming.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding highlights Andrew Bynum's second technical foul being rescinded.

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer faults Cleveland for not rebuilding this offseason.

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman expresses amusement about Lamar Odom's relationship with Khloe Kardashian.

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

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus reveals his latest NBA power rankings.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe sizes up the All-Star chances for several Western Conference players, including Odom. Lowe also shares his NBA All-Star weekend wish list.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin notices that the Lakers haven't always fared well against sub-.500 teams. He also charts the path backup center Derrick Caracter has taken.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford argues that the Lakers' recent victory over New York outlined a blueprint for what would be needed to win another championship.

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

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark highlights Bynum's recent play.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano argues that Bynum is realizing his potential.

--Lakers Nation's Michael Goldsholl features a Los Angeles-based artist whose work includes the Lakers.

Tweet of the Day:"Finals LA Vs NY Let's get it!!!!" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest).

Reader Comment of the Day: Best Iconic Lakeraholic Phrase: 1. "THIS IS BASKETBALL!!!!" (Kobe screaming at Sasha on the bench.) 2. "ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!" (Bynum pleading with an official after a false call.) 3. "I'm befuddled. I'm very befuddled." (Phil Jackson talking to the press after being befuddled.) 4. ACKNOWLEDGE ME PLEASE!!!!! (Ron Artest game Game 7 of 2010 Finals) 5. Drew to Sasha: "Give me the ... ball!" 6. "Sacramento will never be the capital of California! Los Angeles is the new capital of California!"--Shaq" -- Jon K.

-- Mark Medina
Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Lakers guard Shannon Brown and forward Lamar Odom restrain center Andrew Bynum after he received two technicals and was ejected for arguing a call early in the fourth quarter Sunday. Credit: Stephen Dunn / Getty Images 


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