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Lakers enter Christmas Day with questions

December 24, 2011 |  1:24 pm

For the Lakers, a tough December.
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan highlights the tumultuous month the Lakers experienced.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains why Kobe Bryant feels fine entering the Lakers' season opener against the Bulls.

--Fox Sports argues Metta World Peace coule either save or derail the Lakers' season. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky argues Andrew Bynum's reduced suspension drastically helps the Lakers. 

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky believes Mike Brown made the right move in starting Devin Ebanks at small forward. 

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights all the good news surrounding Friday's practice.'s Mike Trudell provides preview capsules on the Lakers' guards. 

--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark shares season predictions. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano looks at how the Lakers might deal with all the change facing them. 

Tweet of the Day:"The NBA's ruling will save Andrew Bynum about $138,000K." -- ESPNChrisPalmer (ESPN the Magazine's Chris Palmer)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:"Appreciate Barnes for being the professional that he is, as well as being a true competitor every time he's on that floor...also for recognizing what the team needs are at this time. I'm excited with the positive attitude shown by the team so far. Best of luck to Coach Brown and the Lakers this new season." -- Arthur Lam Yuen

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Pau Gasol, left, watches Clippers Chauncey Billups, center, battle Lakers center Andrew Bynum for a rebound in the first quarter of Monday's exhibition game at Staples Center. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times