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Lakers Daily Links: Thursday

Lakers' Kobe Bryant wants to play but injury could prevent it for a while: The best way to deal with Kobe Bryant's sore right Achilles' tendon injury has become an interesting case study for the Lakers. -- Los Angeles Times

Lakers trainer Gary Vitti wants to shut down Kobe Bryant for a week or two because of injury: There have been interesting developments regarding Kobe Bryant and the injury to his right Achilles’ tendon that forced him out of Tuesday night’s game late in the second quarter. -- Los Angeles Times

Byron Scott knows Lakers need a plan to help ailing Kobe Bryant finish season on his feet: Byron Scott knows how much it pains Kobe Bryant to sit out games. He also knows how much it’s hurting Bryant to play, given a sore leg and shoulder. So should the Lakers coach play him or rest him? -- The Orange County Register

LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant could miss four to seven games due to Achilles injury: The pain in Kobe Bryant’s right Achilles felt serious enough for him to leave the court in Tuesday’s win over New Orleans after logging only 16 minutes. The pain in Bryant’s right Achilles felt serious enough that Lakers coach Byron Scott reported head athletic Gary Vitti has suggested sitting Bryant for about one or two weeks. -- Los Angeles Daily News