Gilbert Arenas yet to work out with Lakers
--ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard reports the Lakers' struggles have prompted them to consider signing free-agent guard Gilbert Arenas. But the Lakers have yet to have him work out and interview him.
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how the Lakers barely came out with a 106-101 victory Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding credits the Lakers' aggressiveness against Minnesota.
--The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Ray Richardson points to Minnesota lacking depth at center.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford credits Kobe Bryant for securing the Lakers' win over Minnesota.
--The Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda credits the Timberwolves' late-game rally, but notes how Bryant helped to stop them.
--The Times' Bresnahan explains why Minnesota Coach Rick Adelman doesn't fret about the Lakers passing him up as a candidate to replace Phil Jackson.
--The Orange County Register's Ding observes how Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has fit in well in the NBA.
--The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Richardson explains how Michael Beasley is adjusting to his new role.
--The Daily News' Teaford mentions that Lakers forward Metta World Peace will remain a starter because the Lakers beat Minnesota. Too bad he had little to do with it.
--The Pioneer Press' Tom Powers believes the Timberwolves' youth will help them in the long run.
--The Star Tribune's Jim Souhan argues that Bryant's performance further illustrates the Timberwolves lacking a strong shooting guard.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the Lakers' win over Minnesota.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin focuses on the Lakers' Big Three having a big night.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell provides a running diary of the Lakers-Timberwolves game.
--Basketball Prospectus' Bradford Doolittle believes the Timberwolves are mirroring the Oklahoma City Thunder's development.
Tweet of the Day:
"Day off finally. This season is awesome. So many games. 7089" -- MettaWorldPeace (Lakers forward Metta World Peace)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day:
"This game proved and solidified the fact that Kobe can be Kobe and if Gasol and Bynum hustle they can get theirs as well. Kobe did what he always does -- take advantage of what he can, when he can. However, for Kobe to out rebound his 7 footers is not good at all."
"It serves to reason they save their energy on the offensive side of the ball. In addition, this formula will not work against better teams, unless our BIGs hustle at both ends." -- Kenneth McDowell
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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who finished with 35 points and 14 rebounds Sunday, drives past Timberwolves guard Wesley Johnson in the second half in Minneapolis. Credit: Jim Mone / Associated Press