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NBA lockout: Will the season start on time?

October 7, 2011 | 10:55 am

Derek Fisher

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Lakers Coach Mike Brown over lunch about his off-season preparations.'s David Alrdridge answers 10 questions regarding the NBA lockout.

--The New York Times' Jake Appleman was there to see Deron Williams' horrible debut in Turkey for the Besiktas basketball team.'s Steve Aschburner argues it's unrealistic to think both the owners and players union will present their best offer yet.  

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick argues the players union must find a way to broker a deal by Monday. 

--CBS Sports' Ken Berger breaks down how both sides can make a deal. 

--Sheridan Hoops' Nick Gibson anaylzes what Kobe Bryant going to Italy would mean to him. 

--Fox Sports' Randy Hill argues agents' involvement in the labor deal isn't helping matters. 

--The Washington Post's Michael Lee shares a heartwarming story about Bryant's affection for Kwame Brown and Smush Parker. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky looks at the odds of the Lakers letting go of certain players because of the amnesty clause. Good news Laker fans: Luke Walton is highly likely, while Kobe Bryant is staying here.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe breaks down a few nuances regarding the labor talks. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin has enjoyed watching the various exhibition showcases during the NBA lockout.'s Mike Trudell reflects on Mike Dunleavy's coaching career with the Lakers. 

--The Orange County Register's Randy Youngman talks to Bill Walton, who believes the NBA season will start on time.

--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski praises Kevin Garnett for taking a strong stand with the players union. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's J.M. Poulard analyzes Lamar's Odom worth to the Lakers. 

Tweet of the Day: "I hope everyone knows that I was only kidding about @MettaWorldPeace on @JayLeno Monday night." -- MagicJohnson (Lakers legend Magic Johnson)

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Photo: NBA players' association president Derek Fisher understands a labor agreement must be reached soon if the season is going to start on time. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times