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NBA owners reportedly seek to add 3rd round to draft (Web links)

September 7, 2011 | 11:22 am

Derrick Williams, David Stern

--SheridanHoops' Chris Sheridan reports that NBA owners have proposed adding a third round to the annual draft. It's a proposal, Sheridan reports, the players’ union has countered by offering an array of changes to the draft that would help address the owners’ desire for more competitive balance.'s Fran Blinebury reflects on the Lakers' 1987 championship team.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr details Pau Gasol's performance Wednesday against Germany in the FIBA European Championships.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky as well as 710 ESPN's Dave Miller break down who the Lakers should worry about in the Eastern Conference.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe remains skeptical to the NBA adding a third round to the draft.

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus analyzes how the Lakers can upgrade at point guard.'s Mike Trudell will host a live chat with GM Mitch Kupchak at 1 p.m.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano analyzes how the NBA can have more parity.

--Lake Show Life's Chris Shellcroft looks at the challenges Derek Fisher faces next season.

Tweet of the Day: "I need a better phone carrier!! Guess who is my sucky service provider?!!!" -- MettaWorldPeace (Lakers forward Ron Artest)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "1.) Due to his contract at the time, it wasn't up to KG to decide where to go. So he had no say in anything anyway. 2.) There's no way Kevin McHale, Celtic legend, would ever trade KG to the Lakers. Hence: 3.) This is more of Garnett mouthing off with little intelligence behind it. Which he's doing more of the more as his skills erode." -- Neil Garces


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Photo: NBA Commissioner David Stern with No. 2 overall draft pick Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Credit: Mike Stobe / Getty Images.