Post-injury slump continues…

L.A. Times: So, Kobe Bryant, what’s going on with your jump shot these days?

“Well, three for 17, I’d say it’s a little [messed] up,” Bryant said, laughing.

He was referring to his performance Sunday against the Nuggets.

One reason for the concern is that Bryant sat out 18 days — and five games — recovering from a sprained left ankle. Then he came back against the Memphis Grizzlies last week and looked as if he hadn’t missed a game.

Bryant was 13 for 19 from the field, including the game-winning three-pointer with 4.3 seconds left. He also made a three-pointer with 54 seconds left to tie the score.

But since that game, Bryant has shot 19 for 56 (33.9%) from the field. He has missed all six of his three-point attempts.

“I had a lot of time off where I wasn’t able to shoot the basketball, so that’s why it’s inconsistent,” Bryant said. “Now I’ve got a chance to get in and kind of work on it a little bit. I did a little bit today and I’ll do a little more tomorrow and get it back to that level of consistency that it needs to.”

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