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Lakers have limited free agency options (Web links)

November 29, 2011 | 10:26 am

It could be difficult for the Lakers to pursue Baron Davis, Brandon Roy or Rashard Lewis.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan explains why the Lakers may have trouble securing so-called "amnesty" players, such as Baron Davis, Brandon Roy or Rashard Lewis.

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick obtains a seven-page letter National Basketball Players' Assn. Executive Director Billy Hunter wrote to the players about the steps leading up to training camp beginning Dec. 9.

--The Orange County Register's Carlos Arias reports that Nirra Fields, who has Mike Brown as her legal  guardian, isn't eligible to play for Mater Dei.

--ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard reports that Chris Paul wants to play for the Knicks. 

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr looks at some of the free agents the Lakers might pursue. 

--Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer expresses appreciation for Kobe Bryant's work ethic but doesn't consider him to be the greatest Laker. 

--Fox Sports breaks down the winners and losers in the NBA lockout. 

--Sheridan Hoops' Mark Heisler reports the Lakers will try to acquire both Dwight Howard and Paul. 

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe breaks down what the amnesty clause will do to the league. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky wonders what the Lakers' offense will look like under Mike Brown.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky examines how the new collective bargaining agreement affects the Lakers.

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down the league's top free agents. 

--Pro Basketball Talk's Rob Mahoney believes the Lakers are at a franchise crossroads.'s Shaun Powell believes Commissioner David Stern has left the league in better shape.'s Mike Trudell has an extended Q&A with Lakers' play-by-play announcer John Ireland about eating healthy on the road. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's J.M. Poulard reflects on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's career.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Ben R. breaks down the CBA. 

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Photo: Among potential 'amnesty' free agents the Lakers might pursue (from left) are point guard Baron Davis, shooting guard Brandon Roy and forward Rashard Lewis. Photos from Associated Press.