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Lakers are reportedly interested in Timberwolves' Michael Beasley

Pau Gasol--ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard reports the Lakers are interested in making a trade for Minnesota small forward Michael Beasley.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan talked to one person familiar with the Lakers' players-only meeting, who said it would "hopefully help everyone stick together."

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding reports Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak told Pau Gasol directly there's no guarantees whether he's traded or not.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy Kamenetzky argues it's a good thing the Lakers had a players-only meeting.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne wonders about Bryant's motives in calling out the front office and sticking up for Gasol.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford notes Shaquille O'Neal praising Kobe Bryant for sticking up for Gasol.'s Mike Trudell has an extensive Q&A with players development coach Phil Handy.

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Tweet of the day: "As I pointed out in The Show, the team's history has always been a little crazy. But these days ownership seems to be certifiable." -- lazenby (Lakers author Roland Lazenby)

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