Some much needed rest will do him a lot of good. Kobe should sit the last 2 games of the preseason, it all beings on opening night.
ESPN: The good news is Kobe Bryant’s preseason shooting percentage, a dreary 27.3 percent (18 for 66), likely won’t dip any lower Thursday when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Golden State Warriors in San Diego.
The bad news is the reason his percentage will stay stagnant is because Bryant is unlikely to play.
“I think that Thursday’s very possible he would not play,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said.
The 15-year veteran is officially listed as questionable, according to the team. Bryant has played sparingly through six preseason games thus far, averaging just 19.5 minutes as he recovers from offseason surgery on his right knee, his third procedure on the knee since 2003.
Once the regular season tips off Tuesday against the Houston Rockets, Bryant’s minutes will not suddenly increase dramatically.
“I don’t anticipate he’s going to be playing heavy-minute games to start this season,” Jackson said. “So, we’ll have to find a pattern out there so he has the greatest influence in the amount of minutes he gets.”