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Bryant breakdown: Scouting Kobe after knee surgery

Editor's note: We asked David Thorpe, a new member of our Scouts Inc. team, to provide a scouting breakdown of Kobe Bryant as the Lakers guard returns from knee surgery.

I will go into some depth here, but to save you time, here's the final tally: Kobe Bryant is the best offensive player on the planet. He can carry a team's offense, is capable of providing almost any ingredient necessary to a system's success and is the best at creating a shot when the system breaks down.