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Kobe Bryant | Guard/Forward | #24

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/23/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 212
College: None
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (13) / CHA
Contract: view contract details

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Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Julius Randle (ankle) will both start vs. the Pacers on Monday.
Their status was never really in doubt, so they shouldn't have any limitations. Bryant is averaging 28.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.8 3-pointers over his last four games, so he needs to be in all lineups until he cools off. Feb 8 - 6:46 PM

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Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Julius Randle (ankle) are both expected to play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

Despite Kobe's questionable tag, he's going to keep playing so long as he doesn't suffer a setback or new injury of any kind. And while Randle's ankle injury looked bad, he quickly shook it off and wasn't in real danger of missing any time. Both will be in the starting lineup as the Lakers take on Roy Hibbert's (ankle, questionable) old team on Monday.
Feb 8 - 12:00 PM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Roy Hibbert (ankle) are questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

Bryant has been on fire over his last four games with averages of 28.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.8 3-pointers, so it would be a shame if he was forced to sit out. If he isn't able to play, Anthony Brown would draw the start, but Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell would benefit the most.
Feb 7 - 9:34 AM

Kobe Bryant scored 25 points on 9-of-28 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Spurs, adding four assists, one board, one block and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

To his credit, Bryant kept the Lakers in this one until the very end, as the Spurs surprisingly only won by four points. The Black Mamba has been lethal over his last four games with averages of 28.5 points, 6.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 4.8 3-pointers. He needs to be in all lineups until he cools off, but his owners should really consider selling high.
Feb 7 - 12:04 AM

Lakers coach Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant's workload in practice has been reduced so that he can be fresh for games.

"Less work has been better because his legs are fresh, especially the last couple of weeks," Scott said. "He has a different pep in his step." Bryant sat out of Friday's practice, but his status for Saturday's game vs. the Spurs isn't in doubt. He's averaging 29.3 points and 5.0 3-pointers over his last three games, so he's worth deploying in all lineups until he cools off.
Feb 6 - 10:44 AM

Kobe Bryant missed practice on Friday and is fully expected to play on Saturday against the Spurs.

It's his last road game in San Antonio, so it would be a big surprise to see him out. Bryant is on fire in his last two games and he might be someone to use in DFS for the first time.
Feb 5 - 4:09 PM

Kobe Bryant scored 27 points during a 99-96 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, adding 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

His rebounds were a season high and he's back to shooting the ball well after his 38-point gem on Tuesday. The Lakers are now on a two-game winning streak and look to be playing better. This is actually bad news for next year with their top-three protected pick. Kobe has been great, but expect him to rest here and there.
Feb 5 - 1:09 AM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

Bryant is still struggling with with his shoulder injury, but is coming off a season-high of 38 points on Tuesday. While Bryant makes for a solid start on Thursday, his return will cut into the minutes of Lou Williams and D'Angelo Russell.
Feb 4 - 12:59 PM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is questionable to face the Pelicans on Thursday.

It's a road game, so Kobe has a slightly higher chance to play than usual because he hasn't missed a game away from Staples in 2016. Kobe did hoist a ton of shots in his 38-point gem on Tuesday, so it's anyone's guess o his status.
Feb 3 - 5:15 PM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) helped the Lakers snap a 10-game losing streak on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, scoring a season-high 38 points with seven 3-pointers.

He was questionable to play with a shoulder injury, so this sounds about right for the Black Mamba. He was an impressive 10-of-21 from the field and 7-of-11 from 3-point range, adding five boards, five assists and two steals in 33 minutes. He's still battling several nagging injuries and should have plenty of maintenance days, so this is the perfect moment for his owners to sell high while they still can.
Feb 3 - 1:35 AM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

He isn't close to being 100 percent but the Black Mamba wants to play in as many games as possible during his farewell tour. His minutes have been limited to the 20s recently and he hasn't been playing at a consistent level, so he's far from a must-start player.
Feb 2 - 8:48 PM

Byron Scott said that Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is "50-50" to play vs. the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

Kobe only played 23 minutes on Sunday, so perhaps he's able to get out there tonight. However, if he's out, Anthony Brown will draw another start and there will be more touches for Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams on offense. Check back for official confirmation on Kobe's status closer to tip-off.

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is questionable to play against the Wolves on Tuesday.

He's basically going to be questionable for every game going forward. If you're scoring at home, Kobe missed five home games last month and just one "road" game against the Clippers. Expect him to sit tomorrow night with Anthony Brown starting.
Feb 1 - 5:30 PM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) looked good in 23 minutes vs. the Hornets, making 8-of-18 shots to finish L.A.'s home loss with 23 points, eight boards, three assists and two steals.

The Black Mamba shot 4-of-8 from downtown without any turnovers, a rare treat for his 9-cat owners. The limited minutes tonight bode well for Kobe's status vs. Minnesota on Tuesday and it's worth noting that L.A. doesn't have another back-to-back set until Feb. 21/22.
Feb 1 - 12:24 AM

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) will play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

Coach Byron Scott said on Sunday that Bryant's shoulder is going to be a lingering issue for the remainder of the season, so he should have plenty of maintenance days down the stretch. The Black Mamba isn't a must-own player by any means and will be a risky play in fantasy until further notice.
Jan 31 - 6:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
SF1Kobe Bryant
2Ryan Kelly
3Metta World Peace
4Anthony Brown
PF1Larry Nance
2Julius Randle
3Brandon Bass
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre