“I’m pretty sure if we’re nowhere near playoff contention in March or something like that, then we might discuss that,” Lakers Coach
Bryant, 36, has sat out six of the last 12 games for rest reasons. He said he felt as creaky as the Tin Man after making only three of 19 shots Tuesday against Miami in his return from a two-game hiatus.
The Lakers (12-27) are already falling out of playoff contention with the
Fan interest and ticket sales, however, will presumably slip if Bryant sits.
"I don't worry about that business [aspect]," Scott said. "I could care less about that, to be honest with you. That's something that's out of my control anyway. My main interest is him and this team."
As Bryant's accuracy has plummeted to 37.5%, his playing time has been limited to 32 minutes per game.
Bryant will play Thursday against Cleveland and stay home for the Lakers' road game Friday in Utah, part of the plan to rest him for a game in every back-to-back situation.