Lakers coach Byron Scott says he wants Kobe Bryant to take more shots

Saturday January 3rd, 2015

Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott said he would like to see star Kobe Bryant take more shots than the 11 he took in a 111-103 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Bryant leads the league in field goal attempts per game with 21.6. Over the last two games, Bryant has taken 21 shots combined while dishing out 18 assists.

The Lakers scored 1.07 and 1.04 points per possession in the two games, above their season average of 103.9.​

Over 29 games this season, Bryant has averaged 24.1 points on career-low 37.5 percent shooting and 5.2 assists. The 36-year-old returned to the Lakers' lineup for a game against the Suns on Dec. 28 after sitting out the previous three games to rest.

Against the Nuggets, Bryant recorded 23 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for a triple-double, his second this season. 

Byron Scott: Limiting Kobe Bryant's playing time is working

From the Times:

On Wednesday, coach Byron Scott said he'd actually like Bryant to shoot the ball more than the 11 he attempted against the Nuggets.

"I'd like him to be a little bit more aggressive, and take a little bit more shots," Scott said.

• TAYLOR: LeBron-Blatt feud may be as tense as the media portrays

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.