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Kobe Bryant

Ease Position The position we use for this player when calculating easeSG
InjuryInjured - Left knee fracture

Projected Return 9/1/2014

  Injured - Left knee fracture

Projected Return 9/1/2014

4/21/2014 1:00 PM
Out for season Left knee fracture Open link
Bryant began his off-season training regimen on Monday, after having been cleared for running and shooting as he returns from a broken bone in his kneecap that caused him to miss all but six games this past season. He has been ramping up his activity level the last few weeks, and was confident about pushing harder after receiving positive feedback during a consultation last week with the doctors in Germany who previously performed the platelet-rich plasma treatment on his knees.

Season Stats

  284-0.60NBA 13-14LAL629.513.
  70.50NBA 12-13LAL7838.627.
  230.23NBA 11-12LAL5838.527.

Recent Player Comments

DateUserYouAgree %Comment
 Comment2/21/2014 11:18 PMmbuser 0% (0)Today's update almost certainly seals the deal. Still having pain, soreness, and swelling in the knee. No good reason for him to see the court again this season, and likely not a chance he does.
 Comment1/22/2014 5:52 PMwackawacka 67% (3)now it's time to stash . . .
 Comment1/12/2014 5:05 PMclazzarini 100% (1)time to stash?
 Comment12/19/2013 7:47 PMvnmslsrbms 100% (2)I blame it on the jersey as a weather vane ad.
 Comment12/19/2013 3:06 PMjphanned 100% (2)Will miss six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. Projections have been updated accordingly.
 Comment12/6/2013 3:26 PMtranbryant 100% (1)"Lakers announce Kobe's return" > December 8. Source:
 Comment11/27/2013 12:12 PMmbuser 0% (0)Pushed his expected return date out to 12/20. Continues to be a fluid situation, but he's clearly being more cautious than the prognosticators.
 Comment11/27/2013 6:57 AMliam4 0% (0)Said he is "weeks away" from returning
 Comment11/20/2013 3:40 PMmbuser 0% (0)Updated Kobe/Laker minutes to reflect his not being active for Friday or Sunday games, and day-to-day beyond.
 Comment11/20/2013 12:42 PMorangecrush 0% (0)In Woj's article today: "Bryant has been ruled out of Friday's game ... Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said and league sources say that he's ruled out ... Sunday"
 Comment11/19/2013 10:20 AMbighank33 0% (0)Can you please update the ease rankings for daily projections from last year. Thanks
 Comment11/18/2013 12:56 PMmbuser 100% (3)Medically cleared for no restrictions, so a return to game action is up to Kobe. Kevin Ding speculates that Dec 6 is a logical return date [].
 Comment11/16/2013 2:52 PMmbuser 67% (3)Returning to practice doesn't mean he's immediately going all-out or that he'll be active soon. But it's Kobe, so for now all we do know is that he won't play on Sunday.
 Comment11/16/2013 2:38 PMorangecrush 12% (8)Per Steve Alexander: "Lakers play Sunday, then are off until Friday - My guess is Kobe debuts on Friday 11/22 at home vs. GSW"
 Comment11/15/2013 8:54 PMmbuser 100% (1)I'd chalk that up to Kobe-speak. He only recently progressed to not staying flat-footed when shooting.
 Comment11/15/2013 8:48 PMmattniss 0% (0)NBATV interview: "I feel like I'm ahead of schedule. If there was a playoff game tonight, I'd play." Kobe to Rick Fox. Wishful thinking or closer to returning than Lakers are letting on?
 Comment11/8/2013 2:38 PMmbuser 0% (0)Coincidence after all. Some clarification: [ ] Working out, but cautiously and still north-south, without much cutting or lateral movements.
 Comment11/8/2013 2:23 PMbig3 0% (0)"Blackout" meaning his training regiment, and "bearhunt" being his JayZ song for his come back, 2 weeks into his 3 weeks conditioning with 2 more weeks of practice, Thanksgiving.
 Comment11/5/2013 3:07 PMmbuser 100% (3)A bit coincidental to not be his target and it goes with his statement of needing three weeks of hard workouts before he would be able to return.
 Rumor11/5/2013 2:51 PMtranbryant 100% (1)“@kobebryant: #blackout #bearhunt” Lakers debut black jerseys on 15th. They play the Grizzlies on 15th. I suspect he's hinting at a return on the 15th.
 Comment10/26/2013 4:22 AMmbuser 100% (2)"My God, I know he's Superman, but my God. He hasn't run yet." Pushed his expected return date out to Dec 1, so much for those glowingly positive reports.
 Comment10/16/2013 12:02 AMpeacelandon 29% (7)I live in So Cal and I am hearing reports he looks great and way ahead of schedule. I would not count him out as a top 10 again. Please don't move him up Buser! I want peeps to sleep on him!
 Comment10/2/2013 6:15 PMRapierman 0% (0)This player was seen doing light jogging during practice. Make of this what you will.
 Comment4/13/2013 12:23 AMRapierman 100% (2)Team thinks he's torn is left Achilles. MRI tomorrow to confirm or deny.
 Underrated12/18/2012 3:42 AMfromak 100% (4)Nothing but consistent. What a stud this year
 Comment12/18/2012 12:11 AMmbuser 67% (3)He was at 18.1 fga as of Dec 1, prior to his current outburst. The anticipation is that he slows his roll a bit with Nash/Gasol back in the mix.
 Underrated12/17/2012 7:26 PMlebronstein 100% (6)The projection has him at 18.5 fga, while he hasn't averaged below 20 fga since 2004

Game Logs

Game Log 

DateOppGame SummaryStartValueTeammp3rasbfg%fgaft%ftatofouls
4/16/2014@ SAS LAL             
4/14/2014@ UTA LAL             
4/13/2014MEM LAL             
4/11/2014GSW LAL             
4/8/2014HOU LAL             
4/6/2014@ LAC LAL             
4/4/2014DAL LAL             
4/2/2014@ SAC LAL             
4/1/2014POR LAL             
3/30/2014PHO LAL             
3/28/2014@ MIN LAL             
3/27/2014@ MIL LAL             
3/25/2014NYK LAL             
3/23/2014ORL LAL             
3/21/2014WAS LAL             
3/19/2014SAS LAL             
3/14/2014@ SAS LAL             
3/13/2014@ OKC LAL             
3/9/2014OKC LAL             
3/7/2014@ DEN LAL             
3/6/2014LAC LAL             
3/4/2014NOR LAL             
3/3/2014@ POR LAL             
2/28/2014SAC LAL             
2/26/2014@ MEM LAL             
2/25/2014@ IND LAL             
2/23/2014BKN LAL             
2/21/2014BOS LAL             
2/19/2014HOU LAL             
2/13/2014OKC LAL             
2/11/2014UTA LAL             
2/9/2014CHI LAL             
2/7/2014@ PHI LAL             
2/5/2014@ CLE LAL             
2/4/2014@ MIN LAL             
1/31/2014CHA LAL             
1/28/2014IND LAL             
1/26/2014@ NYK LAL             
1/24/2014@ ORL LAL             
1/23/2014@ MIA LAL             
1/20/2014@ CHI LAL             
1/19/2014@ TOR LAL             
1/17/2014@ BOS LAL             
1/15/2014@ PHO LAL             
1/14/2014CLE LAL             
1/10/2014@ LAC LAL             
1/8/2014@ HOU LAL             
1/7/2014@ DAL LAL             
1/5/2014DEN LAL             
1/3/2014UTA LAL             
12/31/2013MIL LAL             
12/29/2013PHI LAL             
12/27/2013@ UTA LAL             
12/25/2013MIA LAL             
12/23/2013@ PHO LAL             
12/21/2013@ GSW LAL             
12/20/2013MIN LAL             
12/17/2013@ MEM96 - 92 (+4)Y0.18LAL32:382115411.500181.000241
12/16/2013@ ATL100 - 114 (-14)Y-1.32LAL32:10803620.28614.000151
12/14/2013@ CHA88 - 85 (+3)Y-0.15LAL32:142127800.533151.000371
12/13/2013@ OKC97 - 122 (-25)Y-0.85LAL23:094011320.3336.000071
12/10/2013PHO108 - 114 (-6)Y0.00LAL29:102002300.545111.000832
12/8/2013TOR94 - 106 (-12)Y-1.46LAL27:56908420.2229.714783