Outside of Bryant, the Lakers have avoided serious injury. Coach
On Thursday, Bryant returned to the court, making his last appearance in Oakland against the
Former Lakers player and executive
Bryant later announced he won't play in the Olympics this summer. The Lakers have struggled to find the balance between developing their young players with Bryant's farewell.
Bryant passed West on the Lakers' all-time assist list.
Finally, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside could garner a big pay raise in free agency this summer.