Kobe will begin contract extensions this month. Lakers are taking care of business – literally.
Inside the Lakers: Mitch Kupchak said he and his staff will now “turn to the future, beyond this season.”
All indications are that the Lakers and Kobe Bryant will discuss an extension.
Bryant said he was content to let the organization take care of unrestricted free agents Trevor Ariza, Shannon Brown and Lamar Odom before beginning extension talks with him.
“Mitch has a lot on his plate,” Bryant said during an interview in early July. “I’d rather him take care of those pieces first. But he’ll get around to me.”