The current storylines revolve mostly around Kobe’s broken nose and concussion and trade rumors and Andrew’s knee and Devin Ebanks getting called up from the D-league and tonight’s game against the T-Wolves and Kobe’s broken nose and concussion. There’s really not much chance to break free from the six degrees of separation. I could have just hyperlinked the keywords in the first sentence but then there’d still be all this space to fill.
Apparently, Kobe Bryant suffered a broken nose and a concussion in Sunday’s ASG. So says Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times, along with every other writer covering the Lakers.
Brian Kamenetzy from the Land O’Lakers spells out the league’s policy on concussions. There’s little doubt that the Mamba could perform the required agility tests for clearance. Whether he should be allowed to is another question.
As Mark Medina at the LA. Times reports, Devin Ebanks got called up from the D-league. Because of Kobe Bryant’s broken nose and all.
Andrew Bynum is good to go tonight, this from Ben Bolch and Mark Medina from the Times.
Ryan Ward at Lakers Nation writes about the Kirk Hinrich trade rumors.
Here’s the “75 percent certain” trade article by Sam Smith, now writing for the Chicago Bulls website.
There’s a comprehensive and very good theoretical piece about trade pieces and possibilities, by Ben R at Silver Screen and Roll.
The Timberwolves have their second half of a Staples back-to-back tonight. I haven’t seen any previews up yet but Jonah Steinmeyer at Howlin’ T-Wolf reports on the win against the Clippers.
Tonight’s game won’t be any cakewalk, especially if Kobe’s out. But, it’s a return to game action and kicks off the second half of the season, which looks more like a stretch drive with the league’s shortened schedule. At least there’s no Jim Buss news today. Then again, maybe this is what “they” want. Just ask Craig Sager.