The Scoop:It's to his shooting thumb and he's going to miss some time in the regular season. Young hasn't seen his production translate to fantasy unless it's a very high volume, so fantasy owners can let someone else hope he wins MVP this season.
The Scoop:Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Xavier Henry are also candidates to absorb more minutes until Young's return, and Ryan Kelly could also get a foothold in the rotation. Kobe has been operating below the FT line extended during recent practices, where beat writer Mike Trudell says he's been "dominating." It's early, but so far Kobe isn't showing any signs of lingering discomfort from last year's season-ending knee surgery.
The Scoop:He appeared in good spirits and even joked around and said, "I thought I had the day off today." It is good to see that Swaggy P will be able to stay in shape after we learned that he will be out for 6-8 weeks. He is projected to be the sixth man for the Lakers and it will be hard for us to recommend him except for the very ends of standard drafts.