Friday September 26th, 2014

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Friday that star shooting guard Kobe Bryant's minutes will be managed this season.

• Mario Chalmers denies taking shot at LeBron James

Bryant missed all but six games last season due to injuries. The 36-year-old is entering his 19th season in the league. Kupchak also said that Bryant has lost 10-12 pounds.

Bryant, who averaged 16.9 points and 5.3 rebounds over six games last season, is ranked No. 24 on's list of top 100 players.

• BALLARD: Kobe Bryant's twilight saga

The Lakers open the regular season Oct. 28 against the Houston Rockets.

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