SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers are not sure if Kobe Bryant is going to play in Tuesday's opener against the Dallas Mavericks.
Bryant is nursing a bruised and strained right foot. He did not make the trip to San Diego for the Lakers' final preseason game on Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings.
Los Angeles coach Mike Brown says Bryant got some treatment for his injury but it didn't make sense for him to make the bus trip because he needs to elevate his ailing foot.
Lakers center Dwight Howard was scheduled to play Thursday. Howard is recovering from back surgery.