Jeanie Buss ‘not worried’ about Kobe coming back and contributing for Lakers
The Lakers were unable to land any star-level players in free agency this summer, so the team’s fortunes will hinge almost completely on just how ready Kobe Bryant is to return from injuries that derailed him for all but six games last season.
L.A. team president and part-owner Jeanie Buss doesn’t feel that’s going to be a problem.
Speaking in a video interview with Lakers photographer Andy Bernstein on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet, Buss seemed confident that Bryant would return to form in the upcoming season.
As transcribed by Corey Hansford of Lakers Nation:
New head coach Byron Scott may try to limit Bryant’s minutes, which would be wise -- especially early on as he gets reacclimated to the grind of the regular season schedule. If his health issues are indeed behind him, Bryant should once again be a more than reliable scoring option, and one with the potential to occasionally put together some breathtaking performances.