Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I was really torn on putting it in now or waiting until the summer to go over it with the younger guys and add it,” said Scott, though he is not assured of coaching past this season. “But the coaching staff was like, ‘You know what? You might as well give them a taste of it now.’”The Lakers could use any help to end an eight-game losing streak and bolster an offense that ranks 27th out of 30 NBA teams in points per game (97.5) and 30th in field-goal percentage (41.4). “The biggest thing is to find ways to keep them as interested as much as possible. This set has done that,” Scott said. “This set also gives guys more of an opportunity to play. It’s not like you have two guys in the parking lot. This is five guys on the court who will all have the chance to touch the ball.”But will the Lakers manage to do that with Bryant playing?“We’ll run it the same way. He’ll get his shots. He’ll find his places,” Clarkson said. “The offense will be fine with him.”Leadership trainingClarkson and Randle may represent part of the Lakers’ long-term future, yet both feel more inclined to lead with their work ethic over their words. “I still got to grow in that area,” Clarkson said. “Coach talks to me about all the time about being more vocal.” Rest for the wearyAmong all the things that will bring a smile to Scott’s face, no amount of rare victories or youth development will make the Lakers coach feel as elated as what could happen in nearly a month.Then, Bryant will play in his final game in the Lakers’ season finale against the Utah Jazz on April 13 at Staples Center. “I want him to be able to walk off the court,” Scott said. “That’s the main thing I want to accomplish this season.”How does Scott assure that happens?“Lots of rest and not taxing his body,” Scott said. “He’s at this point in his career where I feel he doesn’t need to practice. He knows about basketball as well as all of our guys put together.” As Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson mused, “He’s a basketball genius and will figure it out in two seconds.”But how do the Lakers find the balance between adhering to the offensive principles while maximizing Bryant’s scoring abilities?“I don’t think it’ll be a problem,” Lakers forward Julius Randle said. “We’ll create spacing and move the ball. It’ll help us operate and make plays for each other.”Scott tweaked his offense last week during Thursday’s practice that he described as “one set with a ton of options.” That left little time for the Lakers to prepare before Friday’s loss to Memphis.Yet, Scott said he reverted to a motion offense his summer-league team ran to prepare for the 2016-17 campaign. It has taken about four days of practice for the Lakers to report feeling comfortable with a new offensive set that puts an added extra emphasis on floor spacing and ball movement.It apparently has taken Kobe Bryant only a few moments before mastering it without even practicing it.“I told him a little bit and he was like, ‘Yeah I got it,’” Lakers coach Byron Scott said, smiling. “It’s not a big deal.”The Lakers (11-49) also enter Tuesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets (17-42) at Staples Center insisting it is not a big deal on how they will continue blending this new offensive set with Bryant’s presence amid his expected return after nursing soreness in his right shoulder.