A torn rotator cuff will cost Lakers star Kobe Bryant to miss the rest of the NBA season.
Bryant will have missed the end of the last three seasons s he he a Achilles injury in 2012-13 and a knee injury in 2013-14.
Under contract for next season, Bryant should return to the Lakers. The Lakers will likely add someone on a 10-day deal while they allow Wayne Ellington to start in place of Bryant.
Already 12-31 on the season the Lakers will now be fighting for the right to claim the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.