Phil Jackson on Lamar Odom trade: 'I feel for all the fans'
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin talks to Phil Jackson about the former Lakers coach's prediction that the NBA owning the New Orleans Hornets would complicate trades involving Chris Paul. Jackson also offered this on the Lakers trading Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks: "I feel for all the fans."
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports that the Lakers remain in talks in possibly acquiring Hornets guard Chris Paul, although nothing appears imminent.
--Fox Sports Sam Amico explains why he thinks the NBA remains in chaos.
--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore criticizes NBA Commissioner David Stern for nixing the Paul trade.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding lauds Pau Gasol's "mental toughness" for handling the ongoing trade speculation with professionalism.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky sizes up what Josh McRoberts can offer the Lakers.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi questions whether the Lakers' front office can pull the right moves to bolster the team.
--A majority of NBA.com writers says they believe that the Lakers' Mike Brown will be the coach under the most pressure this season.
--Sports Illustrated's Michael Rosenberg calls Stern's role in the Paul trade talks a "total farce."
--ESPN.com's Marc Sterin and Chris Broussard report that the Lakers remain in the hunt for Paul.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains how Gasol handles the uncertainty about his future.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell presents portions of Mitch Kupchak's recent conversation with reporters.
--Silver Screen and Roll's C.A. Clark argues that Odom's ending with the Lakers represents a Shakesperian tragedy
Tweet of the Day: "So far the Lakers have traded Phil Jackson, Lamar Odom & Shannon Brown for Mike Brown, Josh McRoberts & Jason Kapono. Not exactly sure that was the "change" Lakers fans were thinking after getting swept out of the 2nd round last season." -- ArashMarkazi (ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: " Why don't Mitch and Jimmy trade their big houses for one bedroom apartments. Then they can feel like us fans who think the move was crazy." -- Josh Kress
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Photo: Coach Phil Jackson leaves the court after the Lakers' Game 4 loss in Dallas in the NBA playoffs. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times