How Each LA Lakers Role Player Can Help Kobe Bryant When He Returns

While the Los Angeles Lakers have shown high levels of chemistry and continuity in the early stages of the 2013-14 season, the team is far from complete.

The anticipation for Kobe Bryant’s return from his gruesome Achilles injury last season is mounting, and the Mamba is working to get back on the court as soon as possible.

Vino has never played with Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson or Nick Young and last took the court with Jordan Farmar four years ago. While Bryant has some history with Jordan Hill, the 6’10” forward is going into just his second full season in L.A.

Despite the lack of experience that those role players have in taking the floor alongside Bryant, each one of them—in his own specific way—will make Bryant's transition back onto the court easier.

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