Caught in the Web: Brian Shaw to interview with Golden State Warriors
--The Times' Broderick Turner reports that the Lakers have given Brian Shaw and Chuck Person permission to talk with the Golden State Warriors regarding the open head coaching position.
--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick highlights Kobe Bryant's "wasted year."
--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer contends the NBA Finals will feel much different this year without the Lakers in it.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi says the Lakers shouldn't make any major offseason moves.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller takes issue with Andrew Bynum's apology.
--Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski criticizes the Lakers' Game 4 performance against Dallas.
--Fox Sports' Bill Reiter believes the Lakers-Celtics era is over.
--The Dallas Morning News' Eddie Sefko criticizes Andrew Bynum for not apologizing to J.J. Barea directly.
--The San Jose Mercury News' Marcus Thompson II also details the Warriors' interest in Shaw.
Tweet of the Day: "Source close to Lakers SF Matt Barnes says it's unlikely he'll opt out. No final decision, but he wants to try this Lakers thing again." -- sam_amick (Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Sad thing is, coming into this season, I swore to everyone on this blog that motivation would be the last of the Lakers worries. I mean, with all the new blood and the Miami teams loading up (not to mention the Dallas team that loaded up)... you knew we were underdogs to Miami in the very least heading into the season. I thought for sure, our guys will be motivated!
"Maybe they were motivated. If so, I'd hate to see what happens when they aren't motivated. Sure, Gasol has all the reasons to be motivated. But will it translate into production? If this season taught me anything, it's the answer is: not necessarily." -- Tim-4-Show
Photo: Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw talks strategy with forward Ron Artest during a game in April against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Credit: Russ Isabella / US Presswire
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