G - FA
Kobe Bryant exited Wednesday's game against the Heat with "general soreness."
Bryant wasn't effective before his early exit. He seems to be dealing with soreness to all parts of his body, and it's unclear what his status will be moving forward, despite the fact that he's said he plans to play in the remaining games of the season. He gets until Sunday to rest. Larry Nance replaced him in the lineup, and he would see more time if Kobe is sidelined.
Kobe Bryant told reporters that he plans to play in each of the Lakers nine remaining games this season unless something "drastic" happens.
While Bryant will likely be active in each of the nine remaining games, his minutes could fluctuate a bit on a nightly basis to give him some rest with the season winding down.
Kobe Bryant will play Friday versus Denver despite his sore shoulder.
Bryant is in the final throws of his Hall-of-Fame career, and he wants to play as much as possible. I would not expect him to miss much time over the next two-plus weeks.
Kobe Bryant scored 17 points on 5-for-13 shooting and added three rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.
Bryant left the floor with 1:05 left in the game getting a nice send off from the Phoenix fans. For fantasy purposes he should be on the waiver wire.