Lakers to regulate Kobe Bryant’s minutes this week

Kobe Bryant participated in practice for the first time since Tuesday’s game against Phoenix where he logged a season-high 44 minutes. Byron Scott made it clear he extended his playing time due to the team only playing one game this week and would go back to more strict regulation of his playing time this week.

“We’ll probably go back to what we’ve been doing.  In the next three games, he’s obviously not going to be playing 47 minutes,” Scott said.

The Lakers have four games this upcoming week, including a back-to-back road trip against Memphis and New Orleans.