Mitch Kupchak: Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash Will Be Monitored This Season

The success of the Los Angeles Lakers this season will undoubtedly be tied to the health of both Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. If both veterans are healthy and performing at a high level, it increases the Lakers’ ceiling.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “All LIN For LA” T-Shirts? —

With both coming off major injuries and advancing in age, the Lakers will have to manage both players, something that GM Mitch Kupchak spoke about via Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

Not only will the Lakers have to watch each player between games, but Kupchak also notes that both player’s minutes will be monitored during games as well according to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News:

Kobe has long been one of the iron men of the NBA, consistently being near the top of the league in minutes played. He has always been able to play however long he needs to play in order to ensure a Lakers victory.

With he and Nash seeing a decrease in minutes this season, both will have to be much more efficient during their time on the court. Maximizing their production in shorter minutes will be key, and the Lakers will have to rely on the rest of the team to pick up the pace as well.

— Lakers Nation BLOWOUT SALE! Shirts Start At $12.50 + Free Shipping! Use Code: REDEMPTION —

Both players have looked great this off-season so them playing well, even in limited minutes, could turn the Lakers into a very dangerous team this year.

[divide]

Kobe Bryant’s Big Drop In Sports Illustrated’s 2014 NBA Player Rankings


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers Take Big Risk Trading Ivica Zubac To Clippers For Mike Muscala

The Los Angeles Lakers completed a rare trade with the Clippers on deadline day, sending 21-year-old center Ivica Zubac and veteran Michael Beasley…

Fantasy Basketball: Top Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 13

We here at Lakers Nation know that Fantasy Basketball is a huge…

Kobe Bryant Needs To Accept A Lost Season And Focus On Future

The Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of a six-game losing streak and…

Lakers Rumors: T-Wolves Interested in Beasley Sign-and-Trade?

With the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly interested in making some moves during…