Wednesday chat transcript: On Kobe's knee, hard caps, small forwards, and more

August, 17, 2011
8/17/11
9:00
AM PT
By the Kamenetzky Brothers
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Kobe Bryant dropped 43 points in a Drew League game Tuesday afternoon, the final two coming on a jumper over OKC's James Harden to win it, so it's no surprise his health was a topic of conversation in today's Land O'Lakers chat. Can fans read anything into a string of healthy looking summer moments for 24?

Also kicked around: The impact of a hard cap on the Lakers in a new CBA, what the Lakers can do to goose production at small forward, some obligatory Andrew Bynum-for-Dwight Howard talk, how Mike Brown might handle Derek Fisher, and more.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
26.7 4.2 1.3 35.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 10.0
AssistsJ. Lin 4.9
StealsR. Price 1.3
BlocksE. Davis 1.4