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Position
G
 
Jersey
24
Name  Kobe Bryant
Born  8/23/1978
Height  6-6
Weight  205
College  None
12/28/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant did not play against the Mavericks on Friday, but will return for Sunday's contest.
Insight: With no chance of a title this season, Bryant isn't playing the role of "warrior" who goes out no matter the conditions. Fans and fantasy owners can probably expect this in and out of the lineup for the rest of the season.
 
12/27/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant did not play against the Mavericks on Friday, but is expected to return for Sunday's contest
Insight: With no chance of a title this season, Bryant isn't playing the role of "warrior" who goes out no matter the conditions. Fans and fantasy owners can probably expect this in and out of the lineup for the rest of the season.
 
12/26/2014 1:28:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will likely not play against the Mavericks on Friday according to The Star-Telegram.
Insight: As we said on Christmas, the old Kobe wouldn't miss games, but apparently losing changes a player. Bryant was really only providing fantasy owners scoring and now that he is missing games, his fantasy value continues to drop.
 
12/25/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant missed the Tuesday upset win over Golden State and will miss a second game with what coach Byron Scott called "general soreness."
Insight: The old Kobe was a "warrior" and would never miss games, but this new guy, on a non-competitive team, is apparently ok with taking time off. The Lakers play Dallas on Friday and he has to be considered questionable for that one too.
 
12/24/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant missed the Tuesday upset win over Golden State.
Insight: It was just coach Byron Scott giving the 36-year-old with a "million miles" on the engine a rest day after he shot 26-for-91 (28.5 percent) over the past four games. He should return for the Christmas Day game against Chicago.
 
12/23/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant missed the Tuesday morning shootaround.
Insight: It could just be giving the 36-year-old with a "million miles" on the engine a bit more rest. We await further word.
 
12/20/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shot an awful 3-of-15 from the field and missed the game-winning shot on Friday versus the Thunder.
Insight: Jeremy Lin made some noise by saying "I like game-winners too. I would like to shoot some, but I get it" after the game. Those comments are blow a little bit out of proportion because watching the actually Lin interview, it didn't seem like he was implying he should have taken the last shot. Regardless, Bryant is hurting fantasy teams with his 37.7 shooting percent, and on nights where he doesn't score, he isn't much of a fantasy commodity. Ironically, he did have eight rebounds and eight assists Friday to avoid the fantasy dud. Normally, it's the other way around as Bryant is averaging 24.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 5.0 apg this season.
 
12/15/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scored a team-high 21 points during Monday's loss to the Pacers.
Insight: He was dreadful from the field, going 8-of-26. Bryant also had four rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, two steals, and three turnovers.
 
12/13/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scored 22 points during Friday's overtime win against the Spurs.
Insight: He played point guard down the stretch and for most of the extra session. Bryant finished with nine assists, five rebounds, four steals, one 3-pointer, and five turnovers in 40 minutes of action.
 
12/10/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shot a percentage higher than his season average on Tuesday.
Insight: That's not saying much because Bryant is shooting 39 percent from the floor this season, and on Tuesday he shot 40.7 percent. Still, owners will take the 32 points. Bryant is leading the league with 25.5 ppg.
 
12/5/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant nearly outshot all the other Los Angeles starters combined on Friday.
Insight: Bryant took 21 shots, making nine of them on his way to 22 points. Bryant is leading the league in scoring, but he doesn't give fantasy owners anything else, and he shoots a poor percentage.
 
12/3/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant continued to score a lot and take a lot of shots on Wednesday.
Insight: Bryant finished with 29 points, but he shot just 36 percent from the field and 33 percent from the 3-point line. Bryant is not providing much else, and on Wednesday he had four rebounds, three assists and a steal. If owners need lots of points, Bryant is the man, but he won't provide much else.
 
12/2/2014 1:44:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant missed the morning shootaround, but is expected to play Tuesday in detroit.
Insight: The team is likely just trying to manage the 36-year-old's workload. He is averaging 26.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.6 apg, and 1.4 spg playing almost 36 minutes per night.
 
11/29/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scored a team-high 26 points in a loss Friday against the Timberwolves.
Insight: He shot 10-of-18 from the field and 6-of-10 from the line. Bryant also had five rebounds, five assists, five steals, and two turnovers. He is averaging 26.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.1 apg, and 1.4 spg.
 
11/27/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant went 10-of-10 from the free throw in during Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Insight: He was also 5-of-15 and 2-of-5 from deep for 22 points. Bryant also had four rebounds, two assists, and four turnovers.
 
11/22/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant did not practice on Saturday.
Insight: There shouldn't really be a cause for concern. Coach Byron Scott said Bryant needed the rest for what he called "heavy legs." We agree after seeing him miss his first 12 shots on Friday versus the Mavericks. Bryant should be ready to go on Sunday.
 
11/22/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shot just 27 percent on Friday as he continues to chuck up shots.
Insight: Bryant is averaging 25.5 shot attempts per game in November and 24.0 for the season. He obviously feels the pressure to score a lot due to the lack of talent on the Lakers. That means big numbers most nights, but occasionally he is going to be off and his percentage will suffer a lot.
 
11/20/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant posted big numbers, 29 points, five rebounds, seven assists, but missed 18 of 28 shots from the field.
Insight: Bryant is shooting just 38.6 percent from the field this season. We expected a bit of a slow start, but not this poor. However, if you can withstand the early bad shooting, which will surely come around, he's posting solid numbers across the board.
 
11/18/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant actually shot well from the field in Tuesday's win against the Hawks.
Insight: He was 10-of-18 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line for 28 points. Bryant also had four rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers.
 
11/16/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is listed as questionable due to illness, but we expect him to play.
Insight: Kobe is coming off a horrible game and the illness probably caused some of it. He was 1-of-14 from the field (7-of-9 from the line) in 36 minutes of action, for only nine points. He's a warrior and should be out there on Sunday.