December 10, 2015, 7:51 am
Kobe Bryant left Wednesday’s game after playing just 25 minutes so “the young guys could play,” finishing with 11 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one three.
Kobe hit 5-of-13 shots so if you started him this week you probably feel pretty good. And if you started him and you’re not punting field goal percentage, you are also a little bit crazy, but he was bound to bounce back at least a little bit. We’ve been preaching that less is more for Kobe, his fantasy value, and really for everybody involved. It looks like Byron Scott is completely deferring to Kobe on how much he wants to play and shoot, and tonight’s early exit might be the early signs of letting go a little. Ironically, that’s the thing he has had to master in his career.