Kobe Bryant will sit out Tuesday night when the Lakers (11-49) host the Brooklyn Nets (17-43) at Staples Center.
The Lakers All-Star will miss his second straight game to rest his surgically repaired right shoulder, after missing the team's 112-95 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
Bryant is expected to travel to Denver after the game Tuesday, with hopes he'll be able to play against the Nuggets.
Rookie forward Anthony Brown is likely to start in Bryant's place against Brooklyn.
Now on an eight-game losing streak, the Lakers have had three full days to practice in anticipation of the Nets.
Brooklyn will play without Jarrett Jack (knee) and Rondae...