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Caught in the Web: Lakers prepare for New Jersey Nets

January 14, 2011 |  9:07 am

A housekeeping note: Times columnist Bill Plaschke is having a live chat today at 11 a.m. here at the Lakers blog. The Cover it Live chat interface will be featured on both the Readers Rep, Fabulous Forum and Lakers blog. The Cover it Live chat interface will also be featured on the Readers Rep and Fabulous Forum blogs, and Plaschke will take questions on all sports. Feel free to bring any Laker related questions to him as well. Have fun!

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Sasha Vujacic about his experience with the New Jersey Nets.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr provides a medical update on Lakers forward Matt Barnes.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details Lamar Odom's left shoulder injury.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky discuss in their latest podcast Matt Barnes' injury, the Lakers' recent winning streak and the uncertainty surrounding Carmelo Anthony.

--Hoopsworld's Alex Kennedy highlights the Lakers' contingency plans after Phil Jackson steps down as head coach.

Lakers guard Shannon Brown is featured in a new D-League commercial in the video below

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin highlights Jackson's mid-term assessment of the Lakers.

--The Star Ledger's Colin Stephenson highlights Jordan Farmar's and Sasha Vujacic's return to Staples Center as a New Jersey Net.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford explains why Jackson graded his team a "B."

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz highlights Ron Artest's reaction to LeBron James' recent tweet about Cleveland.

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark wants Lakers guard Steve Blake to produce more.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano offers some quick-hit thoughts on various Laker topics.'s Mike Trudell features a picture of an 11-year-old Kobe Bryant in Italy.

Tweet of the Day: "This year everything we want in life let's plan ,take advantage of the time we have because none of us are promised tmrw! Let's live 4 2day!" -- RealLamarOdom (Lakers forward Lamar Odom)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Matt is a true asset to this laker team. His great attitude will hopefully equate to a 3peat. He is fortunate to have the opportunity to play along side Kobe and soak some of Kobe's brilliance as a player." -- Old Hippy

--Mark Medina

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