Will Kobe Bryant play against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday? Well, Lakers’ head coach Byron Scott feels that the veteran has a “good chance” of appearing in both games.
Bryant is still riddled by a sore right shoulder and sat out against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, which the Lakers lost 112-95. The legendary star also didn’t appear on Sunday’s practice, according to ESPN.
“That’s still to be decided. But I think there’s a good chance he plays Tuesday and Wednesday,” Byron Scott said after team’s practice at Segundo on Sunday. The Lakers still have to play 22 regular season games and Scott pointed out that Bryant knows he won’t be able to play all of them.
“Does he want to play every game? Absolutely,” Scott also added. “But he knows he can’t play every game.”
The 37-year-old is bothered by his right shoulder pain and he sporadically wakes up because of it. Scott also clarified that he would make the final call with Bryant on Monday after discussing with the veteran star during practice or over the phone.
“I’ll probably see him tomorrow. If not, I know I’ll talk to him tomorrow,” Scott added. “I talked to him Friday and Saturday a little bit about the game on Friday. We had some good laughs about some other things that we were talking about. I don’t expect to see him until tomorrow, and if not tomorrow, then obviously I’ll definitely talk to him.”
The two days break from practice will give Bryant rest to return fresh and rejuvenated, as reports The Los Angeles Times. Will Brooklyn and Denver see Kobe Bryant in action for the last time?