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Minnesota Timberwolves want Andrew Bynum, but so does every NBA team

June 22, 2011 |  9:13 am

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--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick reports that one of the Minnesota Timberwolves' many proposals involved a trade for Andrew Bynum, which involves sending Michael Beasley to the Lakers. Nice try David Kahn. But As Amick mentioned, this deal won't happen.

--The Times' Broderick Turner reports that Spero Dedes "had a change of heart" regarding possibly becoming the Lakers' television play-by-play announcer.

--The Daily News' Tom Hoffarth reports Dedes declined the Lakers' offer in becoming their new TV play-by-play announcer and will instead accept a job with the New York Knicks.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding lists 10 things Ron Artest could've done better to ensure a Lakers' three-peat.

--Ball Don't Lie's Eric Freeman provides his take on Brian Shaw being in consideration for the Pacers' assistant coaching job. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky argues the Lakers should keep Pau Gasol.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi details John Ireland and Bill MacDonald becoming the Lakers' next play-by-play announcers. 

--Fox Sports' Charley Rosen argues the Lakers won't be the favorite to win the 2012 NBA championship. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's Ben R previews the NBA Draft. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano opposes a Gasol trade. 

Tweet of the Day: "You can wipe the Pau Gasol-to-Minnesota rumor from your memory banks. "Not happening," says a source." -- KBerg_CBS (CBS Sports' Ken Berger)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "BTW, Consider this... Minnesota has been shopping that #2 pick around the league like a hot potato. First they came asking for Pau (no thank you, how about Pau for Love+2?) Now after getting turned down for JaVale McGee and Andrew Bogut and several others, they came asking about Bynum (HELL no! Not even if you include Love)

I keep thinking... how long before they resort to asking for Odom and change for the #2? So I'll ask that question... Would you give up Lamar Odom for a couple of players from Minnesota (other than Love or Rubio) plus the #2 pick? Let's say Milicic and either Beasley or Webster. That gives you a reliable defensive backup C. And depending on the other player, you could either take Webster and draft Derrick Williams (who could pick up Lamar's minutes), or you could take Beasley (to pick up Lamar's minutes) and draft Brandon Knight or Kemba Walker." -- LongTimeLakerFan

--Mark Medina

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

Photo: The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly hope they can acquire Lakers center Andrew Bynum in a trade. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / May 10, 2011.


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