“I don’t know yet,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said at practice when asked of Bryant’s availability for Sunday. “I’ll talk to him today and see how he feels. I’ll come to him tomorrow, see how he feels. Then tomorrow night at the game, we’ll see how he feels and then we’ll go from there.”
After being pressed by reporters on the ambiguity of his answer, Scott maintained his stance.
“Like I said, I’ll talk to him today,” Scott said. “I’ll see him tomorrow. We’ll talk in the morning. We’ll talk before the game, obviously. Then we’ll go from there.”
Scott's plan continues to be determining Bryant's status on a game-by-game basis.
Bryant, who has sat out five of the Lakers’ last 10 games, most recently rested during the Lakers’ 101-84 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday. Bryant has struggled during the 10-game stretch, averaging just 14.4 points per game on 41.0 percent shooting.