Metta World Peace at odds with Mike Brown
--Fox Sports West's Joe McDonnell talks to an unnamed Laker who mentions that several players want the front office to part ways with Metta World Peace. McDonnell also delves into World Peace's frustration regarding his role under Coach Mike Brown.
--The Times' Ben Bolch reports that the Lakers don't have serious interest in free-agent guard Gilbert Arenas.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr wonders if Arenas would solve the Lakers' problems.
--The Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek and Sean Gordon profile UCLA-bound Nirra Fields. Lakers Coach Mike Brown and his wife, Carolyn, are Fields' legal guardians.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford reports that Arenas' workout for the Lakers over the weekend went well.
--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell hangs out with rookie guards Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris while they play NBA Jam.
--Silver Screen and Roll's Actuarially Sound looks at the Lakers' identity.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano compares the Lakers' progress this season to playing whack-a-mole.
Tweet of the Day: "As Jeremy lin's manager , I think he should buy a sailboat. Everyday day I will tweet advice to my client Jeremy Lin" -- MettaWorldPeace (Lakers forward Metta World Peace)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "At first I was opposed bringing Arenas on board. But after this Grammy trip, I am convinced that they need to make some kind of move. PG is their weakest link and it definitely needs to be addressed. For some reason, I feel that the Lakers will not be making any kind of move. I have no faith in the front office when Jim Buss will not relinquish his control over management. Let Mitch do his job. And Brown needs to stop changing the roster so much that. This takes away the benches confidence when they don't know if they will ever get on the floor. It's time to stop experimenting and make up your mind." -- Matt Phu
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Photo: Metta World Peace shows his frustration after being called for a foul during the Lakers' game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Jan. 31. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times