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Jim Buss says he's moved on from Chris Paul deal (Web links)

April 28, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Lakers Executive Vice President Jim Buss, left, sits with his father, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, at a news conference last May introducing Mike Brown as the team's new coach.
Lakers Executive Vice President Jim Buss, left, sits with his father, Lakers… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin highlights Jim Buss' comments on 710 ESPN's Mason & Ireland that he has moved on from the NBA nixing the Chris Paul deal.

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan outlines the Lakers-Nuggets matchup.

--The Times' Ben Bolch looks at what makes Kobe Bryant a good closer. Bolch also previews first-round matchups.'s J.A. Adande argues the Lakers need to slow down the pace against Denver.

--A panel of Ball Don't Lie writers predicts the Lakers will beat the Nuggets in six games.

--The Denver Post's Christopher Dempsey breaks down the Lakers-Nuggets series.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding previews the Lakers-Nuggets.

--The Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman details Kenneth Faried's progression as a rookie.'s John Hollinger believes the Lakers will beat the Nuggets in seven games (subscription required).

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky provide 10 reasons to watch the Lakers in the playoffs.

--Sports Illustrated's Britt Robson ranks the Lakers as the fifth choice to win the NBA title.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights Mike Brown's readiness for the playoffs.'s Mike Trudell provides an A-to-Z preview of Lakers-Nuggets.

--Fox Sports' Billy Witz believes the Lakers' success hinges on Bryant's health.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano previews the Lakers-Nuggets series.

--Silver Screen and Roll's Ben R breaks down who's been a beast or a burden for the Lakers.

--Roundball Mining Company's Jeremy Wagner breaks down the Lakers' defensive philosophy.

Tweet of the Day: "The manner in which Kobe has handled the Lakers' difficult transition this year is special. The opposite of what so many assumed about him" -- lazenby (Lakers author Roland Lazenby)

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