Jul 24, 2014; Hollywood, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley poses for a photo during the Pac-12 Media Day at the Studios at Paramount. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

LASH Links: Thursday, July 31

LASH Links offers you a healthy dose of LA sports talk from around the internet. A most excellent way to wake up feeling smart.

In today’s LASH Links the Dodgers appear to be standing pat as today’s trade deadline approaches, Brett Hundley graces the SI cover and the Lakers work out Michael Beasley? Happy Thursday, Los Angeles. You deserve it.


Good Day Quote of the Day, to start your Thursday off right

“This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”
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Lakers Links

Are The Lakers Capable Of Playoff Run?

Jeremy Lin, Showtime Reborn

Lakers Interested In Michael Beasley (FanSided)

Michael Beasley, Future Laker? (Hoops Habit)

Magic Johnson: Pau Gasol felt mistreated (Lake Show Life)

Magic Johnson tried to persuade Carmelo Anthony to leave New York Knicks (FanSided)

Lakers contact Robert Horry about assistant-coaching job (CBS Sports)

Mitch Kupchak Says Players Must Meet Kobe’s Expectations (Lakers Nation)


Clippers Links

Attorney: Donald Sterling to keep up fight over Clippers (FOX Sports)

Natale Nakase’s Big NBA Break (ESPNw)


Dodgers Links

Trade Deadline: Matt Kemp Is Not For Sale

Trade Rumors: Dodgers Eying Padres’ Benoit

The Bubbles Were Flowing as Dodgers Pick Up Fifth Straight Win in Extras (Lasorda’s Lair)

Andre Ethier Should Sell His Gloves (Lasorda’s Lair)

Los Angeles Dodgers back off pursuit of ‘front end’ starting pitchers (Call to the Pen)

Dodgers want pitching, but not at cost of any of top three prospects (LA Times)

Vin Scully will never understand how deeply he’s touched us (LA Times)

Dodgers TV ‘blueout’ a long way from end despite Congress’ attention (LA Times)


Angels Links

The 8 Most Overpaid MLB Players of 2014 (FanSided)

Los Angeles Angels’ Most Memorable Trade Deadline Deals (Halo Hangout)

Garrett Richards has second bad outing in a row for Angels (LA Times)

Angels’ timing troubles contribute to slump out of the break (LA Times)

Angels Were Way Ahead of the Trade Deadline (NY Times)


Galaxy Links

Sacha Kljestan to go on loan to Los Angeles Galaxy from Anderlecht (MLS Multiplex)


USC Links

Lord Tyron (USCTrojans.com)

USC’s Max Tuerk gets a new read on line by playing center (LA Times)

Pac 12: Four Can’t Miss Games (CBS Las Vegas)


UCLA Links

Somethin’ Bruin in the 2014 NBA Draft

Brett Hundley Graces The Cover Of Sports Illustrated (Go Joe Bruin)

NCAA Football: 10 early 2014 Heisman Trophy favorites (FanSided)

Pauley Pavilion Will Be Ready For UCLA Basketball’s First Game (Go Joe Bruin)

UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history (USA Today)

The six best CFB win-total bets (ESPN Insider)


Miscellaneous Links

Tiger Woods preaches patience heading into WGC-Bridgestone (LA Times)

Sources: Love trade talks narrowed to Cavs (ESPN)

Greg Ives to become Dale Jr.’s crew chief next season (NBC Sports)

Orioles, Red Sox discussing Jon Lester trade (SI.com)

Report: Winston cuffed in ’12 pellet gun incident (CBS Sports)


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Tags: Brett Hundley Jeremy Lin Jon Lester Matt Kemp Michael Beasley Vin Scully

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