Los Angeles star Kobe Bryant who has only played in six games this season may be returning to action by the end of this month.
Bryant who is fourth all-time on the NBA scoring list has only played in six games this season.
Point guard Steve Nash looks to return by January 28th and the team is hoping Kobe will too.
“My understanding is that it’s about the same time,” Coach Mike D’Antoni said Friday. “Hopefully, both of them are ready.”
The Lakers (14-23) are in need of their two best players and can use any good news possible.
Bryant continues to lead Western Conference guards in All-Star voting despite asking fans to vote for younger players such as Portland’s Damian Lillard. But whether Bryant will play in the Feb. 16 game is unclear.
“That’s up to Kobe and then the trainers and doctors,” D’Antoni said. “I don’t have anything against anything so that’s up to them.”
Bryant is averaging 13.8 points and 6.3 assists this year.