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Caught in the Web: NBA owners and players union acknowledge wide division in labor talks

June 9, 2011 |  8:55 am

62231482--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Lakers guard and players union president Derek Fisher, who acknowledges divisions remain regarding a new collective bargaining agreement.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr couldn't imagine seeing Phil Jackson appear on The George Lopez Show. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky talks to Clippers forward Craig Smith about growing up and playing in L.A. 

--The San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons reports that the Golden State Warriors have discussed trading guard Monta Ellis and other unnamed players with Atlanta, Memphis, Chicago, Orlando and the Lakers.'s Mike Trudell talks to Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak, who indicates it's unlikely he'd trade any of the team's big men. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore provides a player report card on Trey Johnson.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano looks at how Ron Artest can improve next season. 

Tweet of the Day: "Time to really rebuild n show La what my last name stands 4 ... And no coach there's not a H in my name but I do have heart!!" -- RebuildCaracter (Lakers backup center Derrick Caracter)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "How much change should the Lakers make to their roster? That is the six million dollar question. However, I could take a stab and provide you with my answer in four words. Dwight Howard and Chris Paul." -- Jack Bauer

--Mark Medina

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Photo: NBA Commissioner David Stern says the owners and players aren't close to an agreement on a new labor deal. Credit: Mark Humphrey / Associated Press