Update: Bryant had a season-high 42 points (16-28 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 7-10 FT) Tuesday in the loss to the Cavaliers.
Recommendation: Bryant was in full-on hero mode with 28 shots and two assists. The entire Lakers team had 11 assists on 31 made field goals. He may need Steve Nash to come back to help the team get on the winning side of the coin, but Nash is (at best) three weeks away from returning. In fantasy terms, Bryant is doing all fantasy owners can ask for, averaging 35.5 points in six games in December.