Lakers star Kobe Bryant didn't make the trip to San Diego tonight for their pre-season finale against the Kings because of a sprained right foot, and Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN Los Angeles points out that the 34-year-old guard might be out for the season opener as well. Here are a few more team-related links from tonight:
- On his blog for the Los Angeles Times, HoopsWorld's Eric Pincus discusses the challenge for Jordan Hill to learn his role within the Princeton offense after being out with a back injury.
- Dwight Howard admitted on 98.7 ESPN radio that he initially had his sights set on joining the Nets but believes his trade to the Lakers was a "blessing in disguise," writes Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.
- Greg Breacham of
the National Post draws insight from each starter about the opportunity to play together and their excitement for the upcoming season.