The Clippers may have caught and passed the Lakers in terms of on-court quality over the past couple of seasons, but that change certainly hasn't been reflected on social media. The Lakers are the most significant presence in social media among the 30 NBA teams, while the Clippers rank last, according to an Emory University study. Of course, the worlds of Facebook and Twitter move swiftly, so the gap between L.A.'s teams might not endure another disappointing season for the Lakers juxtaposed with deep playoff run for the Clips.
- The Clippers and Lakers are still interested in Lou Amundson, who plans to strike a deal with a team within the week, agent Mark Bartelstein tells Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. Amundson met with both L.A. clubs recently, and he also worked out for them, Medina writes.
- The Lakers doubt that Ryan Kelly, this year's 48th overall pick, will be healthy to start the season, so that would make Michael Beasley a wise pickup for the purple-and-gold, writes Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com.
- HoopsWorld's Steve Kyler isn't so sure, pointing out that the Lakers would have to shell out tax money in addition to Beasley's salary if he joined the team (Twitter link).
- Former UCLA Bruin Reeves Nelson spent training camp with the Lakers last year, but he's excited to be with the Sixers' D-League affiliate for now, agent Mark MacGillivray tells Jake Pavorsky of SB Nation.