The Scoop:It will be good for Swaggy P to get back to physical activity, but it's not a significant stride in his recovery considering it's his thumb that is injured. However, despite his 6-8 week timetable coach Byron Scott said his recovery could be shortened to 5-7 weeks.
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.