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What offseason moves should Lakers make? (Web links)

May 25, 2012|By Mark Medina

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan lists five possible rebuilding scenarios the Lakers can take.

--The Times' Bill Plaschke provided mixed praise for Mike Brown's first season as Lakers' head coach.

--The New York Times' Howard Beck documents the Lakers' flameout.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes it will be difficult for the Lakers to reload, but believes the front office can pull it off.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky provide more coverage of the Lakers' exit interviews.

--Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe wonders why Kobe Bryant made the NBA All-Defensive team since, you know, he plays very little defense.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin highlights Jerry West's contention made on ESPN Radio that the Lakers aren't one of the best teams.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano believes there are no easy choices for the Lakers to make this offseason.'s Mike Trudell highlights Bryant making first-team All NBA for the 10th time in his 16-year career.

Tweet of the Day: "We're all going to remember the 24 hours in which anonymous sources talked of Shaq's GM candidacy. It was fun." -- ZachLowe_SI (Sports Illustrated's Zach Lowe)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "I don't agree with everything Magic is saying, but I agree 100% with what he says about Mike Brown.  Brown showed all season long that he doesn't have the coaching skills to maximize the Laker talents.   It looked to me as if he would have been most comfortable playing 7 or 8 players; which not only wears out those players but makes it boring for the fans who want to watch most (if not all) of the players on the roster, even if it's only for a few minutes/game.  

"Playing 10 or 11 players a game takes ability from a coach to shuffle things in his mind, and I don't think Brown has the breadth or dexterity to do it.  Certainly the Lakers need to get a bit younger and more athletic, but with the roster the Lakers had they should have been the top seed, and would have won the championship with a better coach." -- kingdomdriven

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