After serving the suspension levied by the NBA for the James Harden hit, Metta World Peace is set to return for Game 7 of the Lakers' first-round series against the Nuggets.
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 thinks the Lakers will make a move to improve the team.
Phil Jackson is retired, the triangle offense is out, and Mike Brown is in. And the Los Angeles Lakers are still Kobe Bryant's team.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant declined to speak to reporters again Friday as the looming matchup with the Miami Heat awaits Saturday afternoon.
The Lakers had their struggles, but defense carried them past the Thunder.