Bryant breakdown: Scouting Kobe after knee surgery

Updated: December 16, 2006, 12:06 AM ET
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.
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.