Byron Scott: Kobe Bryant Doing ‘A Lot Of Lower Body Work,’ Not Shooting Yet

Heading into the 2015-16 NBA season, one of the biggest storylines will naturally be Kobe Bryant. After three consecutive season-ending injuries, there are questions if the five-time champion will be able to remain healthy in what may be his final season.

— Have you seen the ‘Lakers Nation’ phone case? —

With Bryant recovering from a torn rotator cuff that he suffered against the New Orleans Pelicans last season, head coach Byron Scott talked about his superstar’s progress after the fourth day of Summer League practice:

Since Bryant has been unable to shoot yet, it has given him the opportunity to strengthen his lower body after the Achilles and knee injuries. With the addition of D’Angelo Russell to go along with Jordan Clarkson, Scott also shared he will ‘probably’ shift to small forward next season.

For Bryant and the Lakers, the number one goal is to manage his minutes in hopes that he can remain relatively healthy. While the five-time champion is undecided on retiring at the end of this season, it will mark Bryant’s 20th season with the Lakers, which is an extremely rare accomplishments in sports.

[divide]

You May Also Like

Lakers Rumors: L.A. ‘Enamored’ With UCLA Guard Lonzo Ball?

There is plenty of intrigue surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason as the new front office led by Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka intend to improve the talent on the roster…

In Ron We Trust, Lakers Must Adopt Artest’s Attitude

It has been nearly one year since the Trevor Ariza contract saga…

Frank Vogel Embracing ‘Good Problem’ Managing Lakers Rotation

When the Los Angeles Lakers made roster changes during the offseason, they were viewed as clearly the deepest…

Lakers News: LeBron James, Lonzo Ball ‘Likely’ To Play Together For First Time In Las Vegas Preseason Game

The Los Angeles Lakers have yet to have their full complement of players during preseason, primarily because of…