With the No. 3 seed in the West already locked up heading into Thursday's regular-season finale against the Kings, the Lakers' coaching staff is planning to sit team's stars and use the game as a talent evaluator for its young players.
Kobe Bryant says he and Jim Buss have a good relationship.
Lakers coach Mike Brown said he did not address the team about Thursday's trades, nor did he confer with Kobe Bryant to hear his thoughts about losing his longtime backcourt mate in Derek Fisher.
The Los Angeles Lakers traded Derek Fisher and acquired Ramon Sessions.