Lakers' Kobe Bryant is '50-50' to play vs. Timberwolves

BY Jovan Buha • February 2, 2016

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is "50-50" to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, according to Mike Bresnahan the Los Angeles Times:

Bryant's sore right shoulder has kept him out of two of the past four games, and doesn't seem to be getting better.

This will mark the final meeting between Bryant, 37, and long-time adversary Kevin Garnett, 39, so it'll likely take a lot for Bryant to sit and miss one last shot at beating Garnett before he retires after this season.

Bryant has already sat out 10 games this season with an assortment of injuries, including recently the shoulder injury and a sore right Achilles.

The Lakers are currently enduring a 10-game losing streak -- tied for the longest such streak in franchise history -- so Bryant's status will certainly tilt the odds one way or another.

Bryant is averaging 15.9 points on 34.9 percent shooting to go along with 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steal in 28.9 minutes per game this season.

Jovan Buha covers the NBA for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter at @jovanbuha.

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