UPDATE: Broderick Turner of the LA Times reports that Los Angelis Lakers G Shannon Brown said of his shot attempts that, "They were wide open, but the way this offense is, you really try to rely on the offense sometimes to get your shot. You might have a wide-open shot that don't feel as comfortable as another shot. Every shot felt good. No excuses. I should have made them."
Update: Espn reports that G Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles is hoping to return to the Lakers lineup for Tuesday Nights game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Fantasy impact: Kobe practiced for the first time yesterday so this makes a return very likely. However, don't look for Kobe to play too much against Memphis anyway as it should be an easy win for the Lakers anyway.
Update: Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant is doubtful against the Celtics Thursday. A missed game would mark his 5th consecutive game on the bench.
Fantasy Impact: The Lakers are 4-0 in Bryant's absence, so don't expect him to rush back to play, to rest his sprained left ankle. Shannon Brown has nearly doubled his season average for scoring with Bryant on the sidelines.
Update: C Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers is back in uniform tonight and playing against the Golden State Warriors. Bynum has missed his last 2 games due to a hip injury.
Fantasy Impact: With Kobe out for the Lakers due to a sprained ankle, look for Bynum and all other LA Lakers to have improved numbers. Bynum is also back at a good time as this means he will be playing Thursday night in an intriguing game against the Celtics.
Update: Espn reports that Kobe Bryant (G) of the Los Angeles Lakers is missing his fourth straight game due to injury. This game tonight comes against a struggling Golden State Warrior team.
Fantasy Impact: This sprain left ankle injury has kept Kobe out of action since February 5th and it also caused him to miss the All Star Game. However, look for Kobe to really try to come back for Thursdays game against the cross country rival Boston Celtics.
UPDATE: According to the Los Angeles Times Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum practiced Monday and will play Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors. Bynum says that he is feeling around "80% healthy," to play.
UPDATE: Los Angelis Lakers G Jordan Farmar scored 18 points on seven of eleven shooting in the Lakers’ 96-81 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
FANTASY IMPACT: The Lakers have played great in the absence of their superstar G Kobe Bryant. Farmar has picked up his scoring off the bench, averaging 14.3 points per game and shooting 62.9 percent from the field over the last three. Bryant’s health continues to be a concern this season. Farmar may be a solid option for you if Bryant continues to miss games.
Update: Espn is reporting that Kobe Bryant (G) of the Los Angeles Lakers will miss his next 3 games and the All Star Game due to injury.
Fantasy Impact: Look for the Lakers to keep rolling without Bryant, as they still got a huge win last night with the leadership of Pau Gasol. Thus, look for Pau Gasol's numbers to improve for the next few games .
Update: Lakers’ guard Kobe Bryant was sidelined again Wednesday night against the Jazz. The nagging injury makes it his second missed game.
Fantasy Impact: With the All-Star break coming up, Bryant is likely to sit out the All-Star game, giving him ten days rest. A fresh Bryant is exactly what L.A. needs in their stretch run to the playoffs.
Update: Espn is reporting that Lamar Odom (F) of the Los Angeles Lakers is probable for Wednesday night's game against the Utah Jazz. The reason for this status is a sore right foot that Odom recieved a MRI and CAT scan on.
Fantasy Impact: The Lakers can potentially be missing 3 starters in Wednesday's game against the Utah Jazz. Thus, look for big scoring outputs from Pau Gasol and Ron Artest. The Lakers bench will also go deeper than usual.