Will Chris Paul go to the Lakers? (Web links)
--The Times' Bill Plaschke criticizes David Stern's decision to nix a trade that would've sent Chris Paul to the Lakers. Plaschke argues, however, that the Lakers shouldn't have offered Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom to get Paul.
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports the Lakers were one of three teams that were told they're allowed to negotiate a deal for Magic center Dwight Howard.
--The Times' Ben Bolch notes how Andrew Bynum showed up to training camp in good shape. To no one's surprise, Metta World Peace has not.
--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore credits Lakers Coach Mike Brown for maintaining a calming presence.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr notices Brown remaining upbeat amid the chaos.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding details how the Lakers deal with the fallout surrounding the nixed trade.
--The New York Times' Mark Heisler notices Brown handling the drama in a straight forward fashion.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky argues the Lakers will suffer irreparable damage from the nixed Paul trade.
--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix argues Stern needs to reverse course on the trade.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin notes Kobe Bryant keeping an even-keel attitude about the drama surrounding the Lakers.
--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller argues Lamar Odom needs to stop feeling sorry for himself.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne provides a detailed run-down of the first day of Lakers' training camp.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford notes the Lakers are still pursuing Paul.
--Fox Sports' Billy Witz details the zoo surrounding Lakers' training camp.
--Forum Blue and Gold's R.R. Magellan breaks down what Jason Kapono's presence with the Lakers mean.
Tweet of the Day:"Kobe Bryant to longtime Lakers beat writer, now Clips beat writer @BA_Turner: "Tell @BlakeGriffin not to f--- himself up in the preseason."" -- mcten (ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I can understand where he's coming from considering he was traded and now the deal is killed. Perhaps he does not know how to take it. Then again it's hard to justify his action of not showing up. Sometimes things happen unexpectedly and one has to step back for a moment to find clarity. Without a doubt, i am sure his family is and will always standby him throughout these difficult moments." -- Basirou Toure
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Photo: New Orleans point guard Chris Paul speaks with the media following a workout session on Thursday. The Clippers are supposedly one of several teams interested in acquiring Paul. Credit: Gerald Herbert / Associated Press / December 1, 2011