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Kobe Bryant | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/23/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 212
College: None
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Kobe Bryant scored 13 points on 4-of-20 shooting with four boards, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes in a loss to the Pacers on Sunday.
The Black Mamba announced earlier in the day that he would retire after the 2015-16 season, so it would've been nice to see him play a little better. The Staples Center went nuts when he hit a clutch 3-pointer to keep the Lakers in striking distance, but he airballed his next 3-pointer which would have tied the game with just seconds remaining. It's been a tough year for Kobe, and things likely won't be getting any easier for his fantasy owners. He will be a volatile asset to own moving forward. Nov 30 - 12:17 AM

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Kobe Bryant will play vs. the Pacers on Sunday night.

He announced that he will retire after the 2015-16 season earlier today, so the atmosphere in the Staples Center should be electrifying. This is the second game of a back-to-back set for the Lakers and Bryant played 34 minutes on Saturday, so it will be interesting to see how his body holds up throughout the game.
Nov 29 - 7:50 PM

Kobe Bryant said that this will be his last season in the NBA.

The five-time NBA champion has had a legendary career, but Father Time has gotten the best of him this season and it makes sense for him to call it a career at the conclusion of the 2015-16 campaign. The 37-year-old's status for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers is still up in the air, but the atmosphere is going to be pretty ridiculous if he decides to suit up.
Nov 29 - 6:56 PM

Kobe Bryant scored 21 points on 7-of-20 shooting against the Blazers on Saturday with two boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

Both Kobe and head coach Byron Scott wouldn't commit to whether or not he would play against the Pacers on Sunday, but the 37-year-old admitted that his legs were dead in the fourth quarter. The Black Mamba was much better tonight after shooting 1-of-14 against the Warriors on Tuesday, but he still can't get much separation on his jump shots and is starting to become predictable on the offensive end. We'll have an update on Sunday morning, but don't count on Kobe playing. If he sits, Metta World Peace will likely draw the start.
Nov 29 - 1:06 AM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that he would not consider benching Kobe Bryant for poor play.

"I would never, never, never do that," Scott said on Friday. "That's not an option whatsoever. No, that's not an option." The Black Mamba is coming off the worst shooting performance of his career after he went 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, but his role is obviously still safe and he should have the green light going forward. However, his owners should leave him on their bench until he turns things around, and there's no telling if he ever will.
Source: ESPN
Nov 28 - 11:51 AM

Kobe Bryant will play against the Blazers on Saturday after putting in a limited practice on Friday.

He is not expected to have a minutes cap for the road game and coach Byron Scott is open to suggestions on how to handle Bryant on back-to-back. Kobe is not getting to the basket at all anymore and it's led to him being the least efficient high-volume starter in the NBA.
Nov 27 - 2:39 PM

Byron Scott said that he doesn't intend to cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes despite the fact that the Lakers own a record of 2-12, the worst in the Western Conference.

"I haven't thought about reducing his role," Scott said. "I think his role is pretty defined for us right now. So is his minutes." Scott seems to be content playing Bryant around 30 minutes a night, despite the fact that Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field. "I am concerned about his shooting percentage and shots so far, but so far as knowing him the way I've known him and how long he's played in this league, I'm not worried about him finding it." Kobe's minutes will be safe will Scott at the helm, but owners in standard leagues could probably do better.
Source: ESPN
Nov 26 - 3:11 PM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's confident Kobe Bryant can still play in the NBA.

Though Bryant has struggled to start the 2015-16 season, Scott said he isn't too concerned about the veteran. "Obviously he's struggling right now with his shot, and I think everybody can see that," Scott said. "So it's trying to get him in better position to be able to have an opportunity to knock those shots down on a consistent basis. That's No. 1." Though Bryant is still capable of a big game here and there, he's hurting fantasy teams more than he's helping and isn't a must-own player in standard leagues.
Nov 26 - 11:39 AM

Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Wednesday.

It's a scheduled rest day for Bryant who logged 25 minutes during Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors. He has plenty of time to rest up for Saturday's game against the Blazers, but with the Lakers scheduled for a back-to-back set Saturday vs. Portland and Sunday vs. Indiana, there's a chance he sits out one of those games. Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field on the season, and he's not a must-own guy in standard leagues.
Nov 25 - 5:12 PM

Kobe Bryant said he wasn't really all that worried about his current career-low shooting percentage (31.1 percent) following the Lakers blowout loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, and added that he could be averaging 35 points per game if he really wanted to.

"I'm not really worried about it, honestly," Bryant said. "My shooting will be better. I could've scored 80 [Tuesday vs. Golden State]. It wouldn't have made a damn difference. We just have bigger problems. I could be out there averaging 35 points a game. We'd be what, 3-11? We've got to figure out how to play systematically in a position that's going to keep us in ballgames." Given that Kobe is currently shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field, he'd need roughly 50 shots a game to get to that 35 points per game averages, so he's right that that probably wouldn't be best for his team. He also missed a layup on his way to a 1-of-14 shooting performance Tuesday night, so 80 points seems a tad unrealistic.
Source: ESPN
Nov 25 - 9:27 AM

Kobe Bryant shot just 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's blowout loss against the Warriors, finishing with four points, six boards, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

In case you're wondering, it was the worst shooting performance of his career and some of his shots weren't close at all. Father Time is undefeated and the Black Mamba is his next victim, so his owners shouldn't be expecting too much out of him going forward.
Nov 25 - 1:21 AM

Kobe Bryant did not participate during shootaround, but he's still fully expected to suit up for Tuesday night's game against the undefeated Warriors.

Byron Scott is just giving Kobe as much rest as possible prior to tonight's game, but there's no reason to believe he won't be out there. The Dubs currently own the sixth-best defense in the league, so owners of Bryant can expect plenty of missed shots tonight.
Nov 24 - 3:20 PM

Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Monday and is still expected to play on Tuesday.

It's just a day off after Sunday and all signs point to him being ready to play against the Warriors. Bryant is not doing much on a per-game basis and is not a must-own player.
Nov 23 - 3:14 PM

In a recent SiriusXM interview, Kobe Bryant again hinted that he's likely to retire after the season.

"If something changes I'll come back and play next season. If something doesn't change this is it for me." Some pundits will try to use the quote to take shots at the Lakers, but Kobe is simply referring to himself and whether or not his body can handle another tour of duty. With nothing left to prove and the Lakers rebuild needing to move forward, it would be a surprise to see Bryant return for a potential 21st season.
Nov 23 - 9:12 AM

Kobe Bryant missed all five of his 3-point attempts and finished 6-of-22 from the field on Sunday, scoring 18 points with four rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes.

Kobe scored a season-low 10 points on Friday despite logging 37 minutes, and he's logged 30+ minutes in six straight games despite Byron Scott's insistence that he'll give Kobe more rest. His jumpers are coming up short but he keeps firing away, and his 33.1 percent shooting is a huge drag in roto and head-to-head leagues.
Nov 23 - 12:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
SF1Kobe Bryant
2Ryan Kelly
3Metta World Peace
4Anthony Brown
PF1Julius Randle
2Brandon Bass
3Larry Nance
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre