Updated: Prior to Thursday's game against Miami, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant told reporters that he will see a doctor in the first week of February, Yahoo! Sports reports. It was originally announced by the team that Bryant would be re-evaluated at the end of the team's current road trip on Monday or Tuesday of next week.
Bryant is still on track for a return at some point in February, and could even return prior to the All-Star Game, but he will not participate if that was the case. The return of Bryant is going to have an impact on the plethora of Laker guards that have been filling the void, so fantasy owners should enjoy the added fantasy value while it lasts. ANALYST: Matthew Beck