"Not yet," Scott said when asked if he'd made a decision.
Scott said he also hadn't yet decided whether it would be preferable to sit Bryant for one of Lakers' back-to-back games on the road this week: in Chicago against the
"I'm going to sit down and talk to him again today," Scott said. "We're going to try to formulate a plan to best suit him, so when he is on the court he can go out and play at full strength instead of trying to will himself through these games."
Bryant, 36, was given Monday off and did not practice with the team.
In the Lakers' 108-101 loss to the
"He's tired, man," Bryant's teammate
Scott said the idea of sitting Bryant to preserve his stamina "is new to both of us."
"He's in agreement with whatever I want to do with him, as far as sitting him down a game or whatever," Scott said.
"But I think [it's] not only the next game or the next two games, we've got to talk about the next 40 games ... and try to figure out the best possible way to do this thing," Scott said.
Scott acknowledged, however, that his decision on when to rest Bryant could depend on whether the Lakers are home or on the road.
"At home it definitely impacts my decision because I know how he wants to play in front of the [local] fans, and I know how much the fans would love to see him play," Scott said. "That is definitely something we've got to take into consideration. On the road is a totally different story."
Scott said he was "still feeling OK" about the change he made in the Lakers' starting lineup early this month to bolster the team's defense.
Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin were dropped from the starting five and replaced with
"I've got about eight more games, to 13, that I'm going to look at it again and go from there," Scott said. "And if I have to make [more] changes, I will."
Scott told his players Monday that if any of them could sink a half-court shot during practice, he'd end the practice early.
Hill did just that, much to his teammates' delight.
"It saved them about 30 minutes of being on their feet, so it will give them a little bit more rest so they can be able to, hopefully, run around Golden State tomorrow," Scott said.
VS. GOLDEN STATE
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Records: Lakers 8-19,
Record vs. Warriors: 0-2.
Update: The Lakers have their work cut out against Golden State, whose losses this season are the fewest in the