The Los Angeles Lakers have been awful all season and find themselves with a 6-16 record that makes them the second worst team in the whole of the Western Conference.
The Lakers struggles can be partially attributed with their troubles at the point guard position. Steve Nash suffered a season ending injury before tipoff of the first game of 2014 and Jeremy Lin has been awful since joining in free agency.
With so much going wrong at the one guard spot, Lakers head coach Byron Scott is seriously thinking about making Kobe Bryant his starting point guard.
Shifting Bryant to point guard at critical junctures is something Scott said he had been thinking about, and he said he has gone so far as to contemplate starting the 36-year-old at the position.
“I even talked to him about it,” Scott said. “I said, ‘I’m thinking about it, but I’m not there yet.’ So yeah I have thought about it.”
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The Lakers have played just 21 minutes all season without a traditional point guard, and Kobe has been on the floor for all of them. A third of those minutes came down the stretch of the Lakers’ win over the Kings on Sunday, and Los Angeles outscored Sacramento by seven in the seven minutes Kobe ran point.
But with Nash injured, Lin being benched, Ronnie Price not being good enough when called up, and Jordan Clarkson playing like a rookie, Kobe at the point may be the best the Lakers have right now.