Click here to Skip to main content

Jackson not counting on Bryant to play vs. Jazz

Posted Feb 10 2010 3:29PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Lakers coach Phil Jackson says he's not expecting Kobe Bryant to play Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz.

Jackson said after Wednesday's shoot-around that it's not looking good for Bryant to return to the lineup when the Lakers play the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Officially, Bryant is still listed as questionable with a sore left ankle.

He has missed the last two games.

Bryant's status for Sunday's All-Star game is also still uncertain.

Jackson says the Lakers will also probably be without Andrew Bynum, who has a bruised right hip.

photoGameTime: USA Basketball
The NBA TV crew preview the USA Basketball roster and exhibition schedule.
photoLakers Season Top 10
Check out the Los Angeles Lakers top 10 plays of the 2015-16 regular season.
photoLeBron James' Top 10 Plays of the 2015-16 Season
LeBron James has claimed his third NBA Championship and the first for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Check out his best plays from the 2015-2016 NBA season!
photoKyrie Irving's Top 10 Plays of the 2015-2016 Season
Kyrie Irving had some crazy highlights this season. From his insane layups and handle, to "The Shot", we countdown his Top 10 Plays of the Season.
photoIn Memoriam: Pat Summitt
A tribute to Coach Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division 1 college basketball history with eight national titles over an incredible 38-year career at the University of Tennessee.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.