Byron Scott On Kobe’s Ideal Minutes Next Season: ‘Mid To Low 20s’

On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant was scheduled for surgery to replace a torn rotator cuff. With the five-time champion expected to miss approximately nine months, it would mark his third consecutive season-ending injury.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Bleed Purple and Gold” T-Shirts? —

With questions surrounding Kobe once again at this stage of his career, head coach Byron Scott was asked about what the ideal scenario is for his superstar next season in terms of minutes via Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

After recovering from a ruptured Achilles and broken knee, Kobe came into this season looking to prove his doubters wrong. Despite the poor shooting percentage, Kobe exceeded expectations until the major minutes took a toll on his body. At the age of 36, Kobe simply could not play over 35 minutes per game which forced him to rest for numerous games.

Although the future remains uncertain for Kobe, there are rumors he will ‘definitely’ return next season because he does not want to end his career like this. With Kobe expected to be out for approximately nine months, it will be interesting to see if Scott actually sticks to playing him in the mid to low 20s next season.

[divide]

Byron Scott Reacts To News Of Kobe Bryant’s Surgery


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Team Signs Darius Johnson-Odom

The Lakers have agreed to terms with second-round draft pick Darius Johnson-Odom…

Lakers Vs. Grizzlies Videos: Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance Jr

The Los Angeles Lakers had Brandon Ingram back in the starting lineup, but without Lonzo Ball setting the tone for the style of play, struggled against the Memphis Grizzlies, losing 109-99…

Lakers News: Chris Webber Blasts Pau Gasol; Says He’s Not Elite

Once it became clear that Kobe Bryant would potentially miss considerable time…

Thomas Bryant Interview With Lakers Nation (VIDEO)

The Los Angeles Lakers introduced their No. 42 draft pick, Thomas Bryant, on Thursday afternoon, who they acquired via their trade with the Utah Jazz on draft night…