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Byron Scott on practice + the health of his backcourt: "I love what I saw with Kobe and Steve … Steve impressed me and Kobe impressed me."
Kobe on Ed Davis: "Defensively, he has really active feet, and he’s a pogo stick out there. He’s all over the place."
Kobe on Wesley Johnson: "His athletic ability/attention to detail (on D), I feel like, this season, is really going to go to another level."
Swaggy P defense this year? Says Kobe: "(Nick Young's) really getting after the defense and playing hard-press on the ball."
Doc Rivers said he could play Spencer Hawes with DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin "if a team has a gigantic three."
Doc Rivers said Clippers still haven't scrimmaged much. They're mostly teaching at this point.
Clippers camp invitees Joe Ingles and Jared Cunningham are candidates for final roster spot, Doc Rivers said.
Doc Rivers said Ray Allen was not a candidate to take Clippers' final roster spot with glut of shooting guards already on team.
Kobe not interested in continued talk about his health: "I understand the level of curiosity but I just do what I do."
Julius Randle taking some questions after practice, said he's feeling very positive about how camp has started. http://t.co/ih2ZKBn92a
Kobe already tired of being asked about his health, chided reporters for repetitive questions. Said "I'm fine" probably half a dozen times.
Bryant said Nick Young is "taking the challenge" in practice, not backing down from him. He's a Swaggy fan. Kobe also impressed by Johnson.
Bryant dismissed any notion of him needing a progression. He's ready to go, full speed, feels fully like himself. No nagging injuries.
Jason Vargas and Jered Weaver, teammates at Long Beach State and with the Angels, will start Game 1.
Kobe said he feels good physically, no worse for wear after two practices. Added that Nash "looks great ... he looks like Steve."
Ryan Kelly told me he was going through practice w/simple running/jumping and felt the hamstring pull. Bad timing, he came in great shape.
Kobe post-practice http://t.co/RRGbkhKR09
BREAKING: KOBE JUST DUNKED IN A LAYUP DRILL.
Kobe and Nash going to the end, but each sat out about 30 minutes in middle of three hour practice.
Lakers are on the brink of going a full hour beyond scheduled practice time. Scheduled to hit court again at 5 pm.
Kobe just dunked in that layup drill.
Coach Byron Scott in the huddle after an intense practice: "Keep pushing each other."
Kobe last-second shot from the left elbow a little long with Ronnie Price on him. Scrimmage over.
Nice sequence in Lakers scrimmage: Kobe underhands to cutting Nash, who finds Jeremy Tyler at the rim. Tyler fouled. Kobe thrilled.
Team Nash/Kobe holding a 18-9 lead; Bryant's controlling his matchup with Young and letting Swaggy know about it.
Kobe nice up-and-under move, found Nash cutting baseline, who passed it to a cutting Jeremy Tyler, who was fouled.
Nash hits an 18-footer from the left side. Kobe found him from the left elbow.
Randle pass intercepted in the lane by Kobe, who drove down court and dropped the ball off to Ellington for an easy layup.
Ellington and Sacre rotated in with the starting group, Ellington just finishing two layups set up by Kobe.
Randle just missed a running layup. He's not happy with himself. Clapped his hands in frustration.
Kobe still has the pump fake in his repertoire. Tried it twice from the left side against Clarkson, shot hit back of the rim.
Kobe nice turnaround from the left baseline over Clarkson. Lakers scouts liking it.
Kobe just hit a jumper from the free-throw line. I guess that means I am now live-tweeting a scrimmage. We're talking about a scrimmage.
Nash/Kobe/Johnson/Boozer/Hill are current 1's on practice Day 2, but expect Lin to play more minutes than Nash regardless in games.
Jim Buss is here, with rest of Lakers executives, watching scrimmage.
Kobe just dropped a turnaround J from the elbow. He and Nash are both moving very well on both ends of the court.
First Kobe hoop media sees: A signature turnaround J from elbow.
Make that Nash. MASH was last year.
Not exactly Pulitzer-worthy… But here are Kobe and Mash sharing the floor in El Segundo. http://t.co/H3JYtJKzKT
Lakers' second unit today: Nick Young, Clarkson, Randle, Sacre and Lin.
Quick change: Julius Randle is actually working with the second team right now, and Ed Davis with Wayne Ellington on the 3rd team.
Scrimmage to end practice is: (Purple) Nash, Kobe, Johnson, Boozer and Hill; (White) Lin, Clarkson, Young, Davis and Sacre.
Possible Lakers starting five? Kobe scrimmaging with Boozer, Nash, Hill and Wesley Johnson.
Kobe’s group in scrimmage: Wesley Johnson, Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill and Nash
Scott said yesterday Nash and Bryant would likely not play full practice today, but they’re still out there
Ryan Kelly will be out indefinitely with a moderate strain in his left hamstring