--The Orange County Register’s Janis Carr wonders who on the Lakers will stay or go.
--Hoopsworld’s Larry Coon reports that the Lakers may not work hard in trying to secure Ramon Sessions should he opt out of his player option.
--The Orange County Register’s Kevin Ding argues Mike Brown and Kobe Bryant could learn a lot from how Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan work together.
--ESPN Los Angeles’ Andy Kamenetzky provides a report card for Metta World Peace.
--Sports Illustrated’s Zach Lowe analyzes Deron Williams’ pending free agency.
--Comedian Adam Lustick has a fairly awkward elevator interview with former Laker Robert Horry, among others, in the video below for NOC.
--Silver Screen and Roll’s C.A. Clark explains in a well-thought-out piece why the Lakers would never exercise the amnesty provision on Kobe Bryant under any circumstance.
--Laker Nation’s David Brickley, Jason Riley and Kevin Figgers debate on how the Lakers can become championship contenders again.
--Lakers Nation’s Ramneet Singh ranks the Lakers’ top 10 games of the 2011-12 season.
Tweet of the Day: “I would love to know who Adrian Wojnarowski source is bc he knows more about what I’m thinking then I do¿¿¿¿ maybe they can help me decide?” -- DeronWilliams (New Jersey guard)
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: “We saw how losing Lamar threw the bench into a state of perpetual flummox. No hard roles were defined, the MWP experiment as “Bench leader” was a disaster and Steve Blake has been a bust.
“Our fast break points last year were largely derivative of Lamar pushing the ball after a rebound. Steve Blake has seemingly forgot how to probe a defense, instead stopping at the 3 point line, consistently.
I dunno if this is a rumor or a possibility, but Lamar leaving created a vacuum from which our bench never recovered. Not one signing stepped up in a meaningful, consistent way and nothing Mike Brown tried worked.” -- Jamie Sweet
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