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2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

13.8

REB

4.3

AST

6.3

STL

1.2

BLK

0.2

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Although Bryant's strained relationship with Dwight Howard, along with his possible role in the ouster of coach Mike Brown and his Princeton offense after just five games, garnered most of the headlines in a disappointing 2012-13 campaign for the Lakers, it obscured what was...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2014
HT: 6' 6"   WT: 220 lbs   DOB: 8/23/1978  College: Lower Merion (Penn.) HS
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #13 Overall in 1996   Show ContractHide Contract

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Bryant became an unrestricted free agent in July 2004; Signed a seven-year, $114 million extension with the Lakers in August 2004. Signed a three-year extension with the Lakers in April 2010. Signed a two-year, $48 million extension with the Lakers in November of 2013.

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Kobe Bryant NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 66 40.7 27.6 5.9 6.0 1.3 0.8 2.0 43.3 81.6 4.1 1.4 4.5 5.9 33.9 8.7 20.1 8.2 10.1
2005-06 26 80 41.0 35.4 5.3 4.5 1.8 0.4 2.3 45.0 85.0 3.1 0.9 4.4 6.5 34.7 12.2 27.2 8.7 10.2
2006-07 27 77 40.8 31.6 5.7 5.4 1.4 0.5 1.8 46.3 86.8 3.3 1.0 4.7 5.2 34.4 10.6 22.8 8.7 10.0
2007-08 28 82 38.9 28.3 6.3 5.4 1.8 0.5 1.8 45.9 84.0 3.1 1.1 5.2 5.1 36.1 9.5 20.6 7.6 9.0
2008-09 29 82 36.1 26.8 5.2 4.9 1.5 0.5 1.4 46.7 85.6 2.6 1.1 4.1 4.1 35.1 9.8 20.9 5.9 6.9
2009-10 30 73 38.8 27.0 5.4 5.0 1.5 0.3 1.4 45.6 81.1 3.2 1.1 4.3 4.1 32.9 9.8 21.5 6.0 7.4
2010-11 31 LAL 82 33.9 25.3 5.1 4.7 1.2 0.1 1.4 45.1 82.8 3.0 1.0 4.1 4.3 32.3 9.0 20.0 5.9 7.1
2011-12 32 LAL 58 38.5 27.9 5.4 4.6 1.2 0.3 1.5 43.0 84.5 3.5 1.1 4.3 4.9 30.3 9.9 23.0 6.6 7.8
2012-13 33 LAL 78 38.6 27.3 5.6 6.0 1.4 0.3 1.7 46.3 83.9 3.7 0.8 4.7 5.2 32.4 9.5 20.4 6.7 8.0
2013-14 34 LAL 6 29.5 13.8 4.3 6.3 1.2 0.2 0.5 42.5 85.7 5.7 0.3 4.0 2.7 18.8 5.2 12.2 3.0 3.5
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Kobe Bryant NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 29.8 14.8 3.6 6.8 1.0 0.2 0.6 45.3 92.9 5.2 0.2 3.4 2.6 23.1 5.8 12.8 2.6 2.8

 

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True Shooting Percentage

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True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Kobe Bryant had a true shooting percentage of 50.5%.

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Kobe Bryant NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 66 36.0 24.4 5.2 5.3 1.2 0.7 1.8 43.3 81.6 3.6 1.3 4.0 5.2 33.9 7.7 17.7 7.3 8.9
2005-06 26 80 36.0 31.1 4.7 4.0 1.6 0.3 2.0 45.0 85.0 2.7 0.8 3.9 5.7 34.7 10.7 23.9 7.6 9.0
2006-07 27 77 36.0 27.9 5.0 4.7 1.3 0.4 1.6 46.3 86.8 2.9 0.9 4.2 4.6 34.4 9.3 20.1 7.6 8.8
2007-08 28 82 36.0 26.2 5.8 5.0 1.7 0.5 1.7 45.9 84.0 2.9 1.1 4.8 4.7 36.1 8.7 19.1 7.0 8.4
2008-09 29 82 36.0 26.8 5.2 4.9 1.5 0.5 1.4 46.7 85.6 2.6 1.1 4.1 4.1 35.1 9.7 20.8 5.9 6.9
2009-10 30 73 36.0 25.0 5.0 4.6 1.4 0.3 1.3 45.6 81.1 3.0 1.0 4.0 3.8 32.9 9.1 19.9 5.6 6.9
2010-11 31 LAL 82 36.0 26.9 5.4 5.0 1.3 0.2 1.5 45.1 82.8 3.1 1.1 4.4 4.6 32.3 9.6 21.2 6.3 7.6
2011-12 32 LAL 58 36.0 26.1 5.0 4.3 1.1 0.3 1.4 43.0 84.5 3.3 1.1 4.0 4.6 30.3 9.3 21.5 6.1 7.3
2012-13 33 LAL 78 36.0 25.5 5.2 5.6 1.3 0.3 1.6 46.3 83.9 3.4 0.8 4.4 4.9 32.4 8.8 19.1 6.3 7.5
2013-14 34 LAL 6 36.0 16.9 5.3 7.7 1.4 0.2 0.6 42.5 85.7 6.9 0.4 4.9 3.3 18.8 6.3 14.8 3.7 4.3
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Kobe Bryant NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 66 2689 1819 392 398 86 53 131 43.3 81.6 270 95 297 387 33.9 573 1324 542 664
2005-06 26 80 3277 2832 425 360 147 30 180 45.0 85.0 250 71 354 518 34.7 978 2173 696 819
2006-07 27 77 3140 2430 439 413 111 36 137 46.3 86.8 255 75 364 398 34.4 813 1757 667 768
2007-08 28 82 3192 2323 517 441 151 40 150 45.9 84.0 257 94 423 415 36.1 775 1690 623 742
2008-09 29 82 2960 2201 429 399 120 37 118 46.7 85.6 210 90 339 336 35.1 800 1712 483 564
2009-10 30 73 2835 1970 391 365 113 20 99 45.6 81.1 233 78 313 301 32.9 716 1569 439 541
2010-11 31 LAL 82 2779 2078 419 388 99 12 115 45.1 82.8 243 83 336 356 32.3 740 1639 483 583
2011-12 32 LAL 58 2232 1616 313 264 69 18 87 43.0 84.5 204 66 247 287 30.3 574 1336 381 451
2012-13 33 LAL 78 3013 2133 433 469 106 25 132 46.3 83.9 287 66 367 407 32.4 738 1595 525 626
2013-14 34 LAL 6 177 83 26 38 7 1 3 42.5 85.7 34 2 24 16 18.8 31 73 18 21
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Kobe Bryant NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 25 66 40.7 56.3 48.2 17.4 11.8 1.5 24.3
2005-06 26 80 41.0 55.9 49.1 11.5 8.0 1.4 27.8
2006-07 27 77 40.8 58.0 50.2 14.9 9.2 1.6 27.6
2007-08 28 82 38.9 57.6 50.3 16.2 9.5 1.7 26.6
2008-09 29 82 36.1 56.1 50.2 15.5 8.2 1.9 24.2
2009-10 30 73 38.8 54.5 48.8 15.2 9.7 1.6 22.9
2010-11 31 LAL 82 33.9 54.8 48.7 15.4 9.6 1.6 21.4
2011-12 32 LAL 58 38.5 52.7 46.2 13.2 10.2 1.3 21.4
2012-13 33 LAL 78 38.6 57.0 50.4 17.9 10.9 1.6 24.6
2013-14 34 LAL 6 29.5 50.5 44.5 24.6 22.0 1.1 12.7
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Kobe Bryant 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 at SAS                                
Apr 14 at UTA                                
Apr 13 MEM                                
Apr 11 GSW                                
Apr 8 HOU                                
Apr 6 at LAC                                
Apr 4 DAL                                
Apr 2 at SAC                                
Apr 1 POR                                
Mar 30 PHO                                
Mar 28 at MIN                                
Mar 27 at MIL                                
Mar 25 NYK                                
Mar 23 ORL                                
Mar 21 WAS                                
Mar 19 SAS                                
Mar 14 at SAS                                
Mar 13 at OKC                                
Mar 9 OKC                                
Mar 7 at DEN                                
Mar 6 LAC                                
Mar 4 NOP                                
Mar 3 at POR                                
Feb 28 SAC                                
Feb 26 at MEM                                
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Feb 25 at IND                                
Feb 23 BKN                                
Feb 21 BOS                                
Feb 19 HOU                                
Feb 13 OKC                                
Feb 11 UTA                                
Feb 9 CHI                                
Feb 7 at PHI                                
Feb 5 at CLE                                
Feb 4 at MIN                                
Jan 31 CHA                                
Jan 28 IND                                
Jan 26 at NYK                                
Jan 24 at ORL                                
Jan 23 at MIA                                
Jan 20 at CHI                                
Jan 19 at TOR                                
Jan 17 at BOS                                
Jan 15 at PHO                                
Jan 14 CLE                                
Jan 10 at LAC                                
Jan 8 at HOU                                
Jan 7 at DAL                                
Jan 5 DEN                                
Jan 3 UTA                                
Dec 31 MIL                                
Dec 29 PHI                                
Dec 27 at UTA                                
Dec 25 MIA                                
Dec 23 at PHO                                
Dec 21 at GSW                                
Dec 20 MIN                                
Dec 17 at MEM 33 21 5 4 1 1 4 9 18 2 2 1 1 1 4 1
Dec 16 at ATL 32 8 3 6 2 0 5 4 14 0 1 0 5 0 3 1
Dec 14 at CHA 32 21 7 8 0 0 7 8 15 3 3 2 5 0 7 1
Dec 13 at OKC 23 4 1 13 2 0 7 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Dec 10 PHO 29 20 2 3 0 0 3 6 11 8 8 0 2 0 2 2
Dec 8 TOR 28 9 8 4 2 0 8 2 9 5 7 0 3 1 7 3
Dec 6 at SAC                                
Dec 1 POR                                
Nov 29 at DET                                
Nov 27 at BKN                                
Nov 26 at WAS                                
Nov 24 SAC                                
Nov 22 GSW                                
Nov 17 DET                                
Nov 15 MEM                                
Nov 13 at DEN                                
Nov 12 NOP                                
Nov 10 MIN                                
Nov 8 at NOP                                
Nov 7 at HOU                                
Nov 5 at DAL                                
Nov 3 ATL                                
Nov 1 SAS                                
Oct 30 at GSW                                
Oct 29 LAC                                

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Kobe Bryant: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bryant (knee) again reaffirmed that his knee is fully recovered and that he is ready for next season, Terra Esportes reports.

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Bryant recently said that he's already 100 percent healthy and will be fully ready for next season, the Lakers' official site reports.

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Bryant (knee) managed only six games this season, averaging 13.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 30 minutes per contest.

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Bryant (knee) will begin a six-month training program now that he has been cleared to shoot and run, ESPN reports.

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Bryant (knee) will miss the remainder of the regular season, the Lakers' official site reports. The team's athletic trainer, Gary Vitti, said, "Kobe will have the entire offseason to heal, rehab and prepare; we look forward to him being 100 percent for the start of next season."

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Bryant (knee) is expected to miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season, via an announcement that is expected later this week, Turner Sports reports.

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Bryant (knee) won't return for at least three more weeks, Sports Illustrated reports.

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Bryant's injured knee hasn't healed enough to warrant a diagnostic test yet, and he is not close to returning to the court, Turner Sports reports.

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Bryant (knee) said his recovery is "coming slowly," Sportando reports. "I haven't been thinking about it," Bryant said. "I keep my blinders on and just try to get healthy."

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Bryant (knee) will be evaluated following the All-Star break, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Bryant (knee) fully intends to return this season, ESPN Los Angeles reports. "My plan hasn't changed," Bryant said. "I'm just going about it every single day just trying to get better. That's my job. My job is to get ... back out there on the court when I'm healthy enough to play and that hasn't changed."

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Bryant (knee) could remain sidelined for up to another month, and will miss the 2014 All-Star game, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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2012-13

Despite dealing with a wrist injury, a broken nose, and shin soreness at various points throughout the season, Bryant still appeared in 58 of 66 games while producing a small uptick in his numbers in 2011-12. His playing time climbed nearly five minutes per game, allowing him to post 27.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, averages he hadn’t reached in the same season since 2007-08. Unfortunately for Bryant, the Lakers fell short of their goals as a team, bowing out in the second round to the Thunder. While Bryant spent his offseason playing with Team USA in the Summer Olympics, general manager Mitch Kupchak revamped Bryant’s supporting cast, adding Steve Nash via free agency and Dwight Howard in a trade that sent Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia. The acquisitions make the Lakers formidable on paper, but the confluence of talent figures to result in a diminished role for Bryant this season. Nash has traditionally thrived with the ball in his hands while flanked by an array of spot-up shooters, a profile that Bryant might not necessarily fit, as shown by his mediocre 33.9 percent career three-point shooting mark. Furthermore, the formidable frontcourt of Howard and Pau Gasol should get its fair share of shots as well, meaning Bryant’s 23 field goal attempts per game are all but guaranteed to fall. In the end, the hyper-competitive Bryant will likely remain the go-to guy during crunch time but should surrender some production in deference to the collection of talent surrounding him.

2011-12

Bryant will be 33 entering this season, and the Lakers were already taking precautions with him last year. Although his stats stayed close to his career averages, Bryant saw his minutes dramatically decrease – he played 39 minutes per game in the 2009-10 season, but just 34 per game last season. Bryant also underwent a minor experimental procedure in Germany this offseason to try and alleviate the persistent arthritis in his right knee, but that didn’t keep him sidelined long. In July, he participated in an exhibition game in the Philippines that featured several of the NBA’s most prominent names. Bryant will be also be playing under a new head coach this season, so his production will depend somewhat on how Mike Brown plans to utilize him in the team’s offense. Regardless, it’s almost certain Bryant’s best days – in real life and fantasy – are behind him.

2010-11

Each of the last two or three years, Bryant has entered the season as the sort of player who could very easily be overrated in fantasy circles. Consider: he turned 30 before the 2008-09 season in a sport where the peak age is somewhere around 25-28; he's been – perhaps because of his age – more prone to injury, like the finger, back, ankle, and knee injuries he suffered last season alone; he's been progressively surrounded by more talent – Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Ron Artest – in need of more touches; he's won a couple of championships (sans Shaq), which could artificially inflate his stock; and, more anecdotally, he's been the focus of an inordinate amount of media attention, which has only served to solidify his status as an NBA legend-in-the-making. And yet, for all this, Bryant managed to turn in a top-10 fantasy line last year. Mind you, it wasn't a crazy season like his 2005-06, which saw him average 35 points and two three-pointers per game – those days are gone – but, by most formats, he was the second-best shooting guard, behind only Dwyane Wade. Can we expect the same in 2010-11? Well, there are reasons to think so. For one, the shooting guard position remains the shallowest in fantasy, with the likes of Joe Johnson, Brandon Roy and Manu Ginobili failing to surpass the Laker. And for two, with the addition of LeBron and Bosh in Miami, even Wade himself might not be quite as productive this season.

2009-10

You might not notice it with Bryant currently sitting atop the basketball world, fresh off his fourth NBA Championship, but Kobe’s fantasy stock is slowly but surely on the decline. With the Lakers absolutely stacked with offensive weapons ranging from Pau Gasol to Lamar Odom to newly acquired Ron Artest, Bryant is being relied less and less in the regular season when fantasy owners need him to come through. He still held off Dirk Nowitzki last season to finish fifth in per-game value, but saw his minutes, points, rebounds, assists, steals and three-pointers made fall to the lowest they have been in several years. Kobe is typically renowned for his ability to draw fouls and get to the free-throw line, but he has become more and more of a jump shooter as he has gotten older. Last season’s average of 6.9 free-throw attempts per game marked his lowest mark since the 1999-2000 season. With his free-throw percentage impact falling behind the likes of Kevin Durant and Danny Granger, his status as a top-5 pick is in jeopardy this season.

2008-09

Bryant piled up the accolades over the past year, from the NBA Most Valuable Player award to an Olympic gold medal. Despite all of that, Bryant enters next season with a chip on his shoulder, ready to prove wrong all of the critics that became vocal when the Lakers bowed out to the Celtics in the NBA Finals. Bryant did not lead the league in scoring last season for the first time since 2005, but he remained a nightly 30-point/5-rebound/5-assist threat that dominates free-throw percentage (84% FT on 9.0 attempts/game) and also adds almost two threes and two steals per game. Bryant’s splits remained rock solid whether he was playing next to Andrew Bynum or Pau Gasol, but this season he will be playing next to both which could cut slightly into his scoring but should give him more assist opportunities. He is still taller, quicker, bigger, and/or jumps higher than almost all of his competition, and when you add in his ridiculous skill level and ultra competitive mindset you come up with the number one shooting guard – perhaps even the number one player over all – in basketball.

2007-08

Any conversation about the best player in the NBA has to include Kobe Bryant. He’s taller, stronger, quicker and faster than just about anyone who might try to cover him, and has skill and smarts to go with his physical gifts. Bryant averaged 32.8 ppg last season – a number made more impressive by the fact that he was slowed by his recovery from knee surgery for the first half of the season. His post All Star Break scoring average was 36.7 – including an otherworldly stretch in March in which he averaged 40.4 ppg. The only thing that might prevent Kobe from top overall fantasy player status is Kobe himself. His conflict with Laker management remains unresolved, and there’s an outside chance that he’ll do something to try to force a trade – like hold out. That situation bears close monitoring – even the mighty Kobe can’t help you if he’s not on the floor.

2006-07

Bryant is coming off one of the most dynamic offensive seasons in NBA history, with his 35.4 ppg the best since Michael Jordan was in his prime. Bryant electrified the league by twice scoring more than 60 points through three quarters of a game, including the famous 81-point explosion (2nd in NBA history) against the Raptors. Kobe attempted a whopping 27.2 shots and 10.2 free throws per game, but shot a respectable 45% from the field and an excellent 85% from the line to help in both categories. The tradeoff to Bryant’s scoring binge was eight-year lows in assists (4.5 apg) and rebounds (5.3 apg), though each of those were still more than respectable from the shooting guard position. Bryant was also ninth in the NBA in steals (1.8 spg) and knocked down a career-high 2.3 three-pointers pergame (fifth in NBA). Kobe’s combination of size, strength, speed, and killer instinct in conjunction with an offense that allows him to take an absurd 34% of the team’s shots should allow him to post dominant fantasy contributions again this season.

2005-06

Bryant is the prototype for an NBA shooting guard. A lightning quick 6-6, 220, Bryant is taller, bigger, faster or jumps higher than anyone that attempts to guard him…often all four in combination. Already a dynamic scorer (27.14 ppg since 2000), Bryant has become a major threat from 3-point range (2.0 3s/game). Bryant is strong in almost every fantasy category, ranking among the shooting guard leaders in rebounds (5.9 per game), assists (6.0 per game), steals (1.3 per game), and even blocked shots (.8 per game). He gets to the line often at 10.1 attempts/game, shooting 81.6%, so he has a major positive impact on free throw percentage as well. With Phil Jackson back as the Lakers coach, and Shaq now residing in Miami, Bryant will be the centerpiece of the triangle offense and has the chance to put up another fantasy MVP-worthy season.

2004-05

Now that the Lakers have parted ways with Shaquille O'Neal and coach Phil Jackson this offseason, Bryant finally gets the opportunity for which he has long been yearning: to be the absolute focal point of the team's offense. Considering that Bryant was a top fantasy producer even with the restrictions of the triangle offense and the presence of O'Neal, who required his share of touches, Bryant should explode now that the "shackles" - no pun intended - are finally off. Look for Bryant to produce career bests in threes and points, while maintaining impressive numbers in rebounds, assists and steals. In fact, we fully expect Bryant to average more than 30 points per game en route to an NBA scoring title. He’s definitely a top-5 pick and might be the first player off the board after Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan.

2003-04

Assuming Bryant's legal woes don't keep him off the court, he will continue to be the dominant player that he is. While his off-court issues might hurt his focus a little, Bryant has shown before that he can overcome adversity. Expect around 28 points a game, two steals, six rebounds, five assists, and about a half a block.