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Rotowire: Apr 17 / 6:30a ET
News: Bryant (shoulder) has started weight training, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Impact: Bryant seems to be on track for a full return sometime this summer while being fully ready for the start of 2015-16. The veteran managed to play in 35 games this season and was a viable option across all formats during that time on the court. The area of concern looking ahead for Bryant is what kind of rest regime he'll be restricted to over the course of next season under coach Byron Scott. The first-season skipper admitted that he played Bryant too often in the early goings this past year and that mistake may ultimately cause him to be weary of playing Bryant extended minutes in the future. Either way, Bryant's inability to play a full season since 2012-13 and the fact that Scott will be quick to rest the veteran makes Bryant a risky player to own heading into next season.
Rotowire: Mar 9 / 5:35a ET
News: Bryant (shoulder) said he expects to begin working out "pretty soon," NBA.com reports in an interview with Bryant during Sunday's game.
Impact: Bryant said he's looking forward to running and lifting weights in preparation for next year. It's looking more likely that he'll return at some point this summer, but it's anyone's guess whether he'll be in the same form as he was this year. Still, he should be left in the wire in season-long leagues, as he won't return over the next few months.