Lakers have plenty of room for improvement (Web links)
— The Times' Ben Bolch provides a big-picture assessment on the Lakers' progress thus far. He also explains how fatigue has already caught up to them.
— The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding explains how limited practice time has contributed to the Lakers' turnovers.
— ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky explains why Kobe Bryant isn't looking forward to matching up with the Phoenix Suns.
— Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Lakers at No. 6 overall and argues that Bryant needs to dial back his shooting.
— Lakers Nation's Mark Heisler says the Lakers should pursue Deron Williams instead of Dwight Howard.
— Lakers.com's Mike Trudell highlights Bryant winning Western Conference player of the week honors.
— Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano previews the Lakers-Suns game.
Tweet of the Day: "What makes up a team? That's all that is important.. U win and lose together!!!" -- MettaWorldPeace (Lakers forward Metta World Peace)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Priority number one on that list should be getting a new point guard that can hold the ball and create for the rest of the team taking the load off of Kobe and his bad wrist!!" -- Omar Estrada
— Mark Medina
Email the Lakers blog at firstname.lastname@example.org