Lakers News: Latest Buzz Surrounding Kobe Bryant, Xavier Henry and More

The Los Angeles Lakers hold a 3-11 record entering Wednesday's contest against the Memphis Grizzlies. Only the winless Philadelphia 76ers have fewer victories than the Lakers this year, and the way things are looking, that may not change anytime soon.

The ongoing theme for Los Angeles this season has been injuries. The team has been attempting to win games despite dealing with the rehabilitation of Kobe Bryant and Nick Young, along with the season-ending injuries to Steve Nash and Julius Randle.

Unfortunately, according to the latest news surrounding the Lakers, things are going from bad to worse. Here's a look at the latest buzz surrounding this injury-plagued franchise.


Kobe Bryant's Fatigue

It's no secret Bryant has been struggling this season. While he's putting up an impressive average of 26.7 points per game, he's taking way too many shots to reach that number. His 38.1 shooting percentage from the floor this season is by far the lowest of his career, and his struggles have been even more apparent late in games.

Bryant's shots have been falling short lately, and head coach Byron Scott thinks that's due to fatigue. According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, Scott is considering limiting his guard's minutes as a result:

This may be the best move the head coach has made during his short tenure with the team. After all, playing a 36-year-old Bryant coming off a major injury for 44 minutes against the Denver Nuggets was a terrible idea.

Even Bryant is speaking of changes he's looking to make in an effort to help his condition, via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

We'll see if this new regimen, along with fewer minutes each contest, will leave Bryant with a little something extra in the tank late in games.


Xavier Henry's Injury

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Los Angeles Lakers