News: Bryant did not practice Monday but he's expected to play Tuesday against Golden State, Bill Oram of the OC Register reports.
Impact: Bryant has been held out of a number of practices this season in an attempt to limit his workload, so his absence Monday comes as no surprise, especially after playing 31 minutes in Sunday's loss to Portland. The 37-year-old continues to struggle offensively, shooting a career-low 33.1 percent from the field and 20.0 percent from beyond the arc.
News: Russell recorded 13 points (4-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, and six assists over 36 minutes during the Lakers' 107-93 loss to the Blazers on Sunday.
Impact: Russell committed three turnovers, but the fact that was he was able to log so many minutes for the second straight game is a welcome sign to those who drafted him and refused to drop him early in the year. He's eclipsed the 30-minute mark only three times in 13 contests, but if showings like this become more frequent, it's likely that Lakers coach Byron Scott eases the leash a bit going forward.