Kobe Bryant will meet Carmelo Anthony personally later Thursday night in Los Angeles in efforts to recruit him to the Lakers.
Where will they meet? Will they be at Kobe's house? His favorite restaurant? Favorite club? Where? We're all dying to know, right? Not really. Just like Joakim Noah personally recruited Melo for Chicago, Kobe is being told to do the same here. He'll take him out, show him a good time and Melo will move on to the next city to check the local flavor. Either way, none of this matters to the fantasy world until he officially signs somewhere.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Cecil Shorts might be ready to play against Jacksonville in Week 6.
Both Shorts and Nate Washington missed Thursday's game, making way for Jaelen Strong and Keith Mumphery. While strong caught two TDs, Mumphery was a non-factor. Strong earned himself more playing time in the coming weeks, possibly coming at Shorts' expense, though it could come at Washington's as coach Bill O'Brien said that Shorts had a better chance of playing against Jacksonville than Washington does. Analysis: Brian Rothstein