Bryant's status (Achilles' tendon) for Friday when the Lakers visit the
"Kobe will play some point guard because of Farmar's status and Steve Nash's status," said D'Antoni.
Toward the end of the team's scrimmage on Tuesday, Bryant played point guard in a big Lakers lineup that featured
"Obviously if he plays point, we're big," said D'Antoni of the 6-foot-6 Bryant, noting that group could see time on the floor together.
Presumably Bryant will start at shooting guard once healthy, pushing
If the Lakers can ever get to full strength this season, they may not need Bryant to play much at the point with Nash, Blake and Farmar, but in the meantime they may be somewhat desperate.
Will Bryant, finally back from April surgery, be able to guard athletic, quick point guards around the league?
"He doesn't have to guard them," D'Antoni said. "[Henry] can guard them, Wes can guard them ... we can match up on the defensive end. [Bryant is] a point guard anyway, in the sense of he's going to have the ball in his hands -- whether you call him a point guard or not, he's doing that anyway."
If Bryant doesn't return Friday, he could make it back Sunday when the Lakers host the