Kobe Bryant as the Lakers' starting point guard? Don't laugh

Kobe Bryant as the Lakers' starting point guard? Don't laugh
Lakers star Kobe Bryant looks on during a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. (Danny Moloshok / Associated Press)

It's not comparable to Magic Johnson starting an NBA Finals game at center, but Kobe Bryant might eventually start at point guard. It’s even been discussed in the past.

“I’ve thought about starting him at the point and I even talked to him about it,” Lakers Coach Byron Scott said Wednesday. “I said, 'I’m thinking about it but I’m not there yet.’”

Bryant finished Tuesday’s game against Sacramento at point guard and did a solid job as a distributor. In the final five minutes, he set up Wesley Johnson for a three-pointer and fired a pass to Jordan Hill for a layup. He also dunked off a pass from Hill and made all four of his free throws down the stretch in the Lakers' 98-95 victory.

Bryant will spend some time at point guard in at least two of the Lakers' next three games, Scott said.

"You will see it again. I thought it was very effective," he added. "I feel real good when the ball is in his hands. No. 1, he can get his own shot, obviously. No. 2, he can create shots for his teammates."

Neither Ronnie Price nor Jeremy Lin were consistent on offense in recent games. Price is averaging 2.5 points and 4.5 assists since taking Lin's spot in the starting lineup two games ago. Lin is averaging three points and four assists since being demoted to second string.