Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's confident Kobe Bryant can still play in the NBA.
Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Monday and is still expected to play on Tuesday.
In a recent SiriusXM interview, Kobe Bryant again hinted that he's likely to retire after the season.
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 Bryant will start on Sunday vs. the Blazers.
Byron Scott said that he will try and do a better job of managing Kobe Bryant's minutes during Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Kobe Bryant played a season-high 37 minutes against the Raptors during a 102-91 loss on Friday, making 5-of-13 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers.
Kobe Bryant (back, knee, shoulder) will play against the Raptors on Friday.
Byron Scott is planning on playing Kobe Bryant (back, knee) around his season average of 30.4 minutes per game against the Raptors on Friday.
Kobe Bryant (back, knee) was limited during Thursday's practice, but he's still expected to play Friday against the Raptors.