- Tom Carpenter, Fantasy and Insider
To say the Los Angeles Lakers have age and injury concerns would be quite the understatement. Kobe Bryant is recovering from a torn Achilles, Pau Gasol is recovering from a knee procedure and Steve Nash is still trying to shake off last year's leg injury. It remains unclear whether Bryant will be ready when the regular season tips off. Gasol and Nash should be, but it sounds like coach Mike D'Antoni will be cautious with their usage.