Lakers Today: 10/23/08

Kobe Bryant didn’t practice yesterday, opting to receive treatment on the knee that he hyperextended against the Bobcats Tuesday night, but said that he expects to play Thursday night in Anaheim. “If I’m good enough to go, I’m going to go. I don’t see why not,” he said. Bryant also went on to say that the injury was scary because it was something he had never experienced before. (Click here to watch Bryant’s post-practice media session)

The Lakers’ roster is down to 15 after the team waived Joe Crawford and CJ Giles Wednesday morning. The team does not have to submit a final roster until Monday so there could be more changes ahead, but they could also stand pat and go into the season with this lineup.

Without a doubt the standout player of the pre-season has been Jordan Farmar. His game continues to grow as he has started doing things the coaches’ way.

Kurt Streeter explores the enigma that is Lamar Odom.

Sasha Vujacic will see a foot specialist in the morning in the hopes of getting the final go-ahead to get back on the court. Vujacic has said that he wants to play in at least one of the Lakers final two exhibition games before Tuesday night’s season opener. The Lakers once again face the Charlotte Bobcats tonight, this time at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Check out Lakers Gameday for all your game information.