#24 Kobe Bryant
Jul 28: Bryant (shoulder) will play spot minutes at power forward next season, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports. "Kobe can play one, two and three," coach Byron Scott said. "There's no doubt in my mind. And there's some games, against some teams, where he'll probably play four." First, Bryant needs to recover from right shoulder surgery before he can get on the court. Coach Scott also mentioned that Bryant will primarily play the small forward for the Lakers, so occasionally shifting him up to the four would only be dictated by the appropriate matchup. Bryant has the post moves and footwork to execute out of the low block, but coach Scott is adamant about keeping Bryant as healthy as possible. In the final year of his deal, Bryant will likely see his minutes capped to help prolong his career, diminishing his fantasy value in the process.
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