Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Listed As ‘Probable’ For Season Opener
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The Los Angeles Lakers will get the 2015-16 NBA campaign underway tomorrow with Kobe Bryant’s status still up in the air.

Bryant participated in practice on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday leading to the consensus he’ll be playing tomorrow.

After practice on Wednesday afternoon, Bryant was listed as probable for the opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves, via Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times.

Bryant played in four preseason games before going down with the lower leg contusion against the Sacramento Kings. The team went with a cautious approach for the rest of the preseason reducing the risk of further injury.

Heading into his 20th season with the Lakers, the coaching staff will be extremely careful with how they handle his minutes. Kobe will be on a minutes restriction and may even play small forward to accommodate Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell starting in the backcourt.

So as of right now, it appears that Bryant will suit up for the season opener against the Timberwolves as a starter. This may change if there is some sort of a setback between now and game time on Wednesday, but the consensus seems to be that he’ll be in the starting lineup at the Staples Center tomorrow night.

kinda obvious. we all knew he was playing

  • They’re still not sure if he’s playing or not? Sheesh, this guy needs to call it a career. What’s the over-under on how many games he plays in this year, 25?

  • They’re still not sure if he’s playing or not? Sheesh, this guy needs to call it a career. What’s the over-under on how many games he plays in this year, 25?

  • Four comments, and in half of them one is calling the other “stupid” and the other is calling the first an “idiot.” And zero basketball content in any of them (including this one). Sad. It’s what makes this forum no fun.

    How about this: Kobe is going to play. Everyone knows it. They are listing him as probable simply to put a little uncertainty into the Minnesota game plan.

  • Four comments, and in half of them one is calling the other “stupid” and the other is calling the first an “idiot.” And zero basketball content in any of them (including this one). Sad. It’s what makes this forum no fun.

    How about this: Kobe is going to play. Everyone knows it. They are listing him as probable simply to put a little uncertainty into the Minnesota game plan.

  • Good point. I try to keep it above board and basketball-focused, like my first post. Shouldn’t have even responded to cj’s childish name-calling.

  • Good point. I try to keep it above board and basketball-focused, like my first post. Shouldn’t have even responded to cj’s childish name-calling.

  • no it was spelled correctly. the issue with what i put was grammatical not spelling.

    again your stupid

  • no it was spelled correctly. the issue with what i put was grammatical not spelling.

    again your stupid

  • CJ report him, he’s an annoying known troll.

    All he does is come here to anger people with his ignorance.

  • CJ report him, he’s an annoying known troll.

    All he does is come here to anger people with his ignorance.

  • This is for sure his last year he is more injury prone than ever so its time for him to hand off to the next guy.

  • This is for sure his last year he is more injury prone than ever so its time for him to hand off to the next guy.

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