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Caught in the Web: Lakers stand pat at the trade deadline

February 25, 2011 | 10:11 am

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--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak about why he decided not to make a trade.

--NBA.com's Fran Blinebury argues that the Thunder acquiring Kendrick Perkins alters the landscape in the West.

--Orange County Register's Kevin Ding looks at how Kobe Bryant continues to push Pau Gasol.

--ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg details the emotional reaction from the Celtics over trading Perkins.

Lakers forward Ron Artest appeared recently on MSNBC with Rep. Grace Napolitano to discuss mental health issues.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky breaks down how the trade deadline affected the Lakers.

--NBA.com's Shaun Powell believes the Celtics made a tremendous risk dealing Perkins.

--The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan credits the Celtics' moves.

--Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears argues the Thunder will be a stronger threat to the Lakers with the trades they made.

--The Daily Breeze's Elliott Teaford reports Portland Coach Nate McMillan might be an option to replace Lakers Coach Phil Jackson next season.

--ESPN.com's Bill Simmons remains conflicted about Boston trading Perkins.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen wonders if the Celtics will struggle more without Perkins.

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

--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker wonders if Bryant's game has dropped off.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Actuarially Sound looks at the Lakers' defensive inconsistencies.

Tweet of the Day: "is the trade deadline over?? crazy moves.. Im still here" -- RONARTESTCOM (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

Reader Comment of the Day:" I'm not all that interested in how the trades around the league will all shake out. All I care about is that WE are healthy and peaking at the right time. This is all about the Lakers, and how we take care of our own business." -- justanothermambafan

-- Mark Medina

Twitter.com/latmedina

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

Photo: Lakers players (from left to right) Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant, Luke Walton and Andrew Bynum share a laugh during the Lakers' 120-91 victory over Utah on Jan. 25. The Lakers did not make any trade deadline deals on Thursday. Credit: Kirby Lee / U.S. Presswire


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