No Lakers trades for sure, still unlikely for Kobe tonight
The Lakers weren't active before the trade deadline, and Coach Phil Jackson hasn't seen anything that would make him activate Kobe Bryant tonight against Boston.
As expected, the Lakers didn't make any moves before today's noon deadline, keeping their team intact as they push for the NBA's best regular-season record over the next two months and, possibly, the franchise's 16th NBA championship.
Jackson was asked about the Cleveland Cavaliers' acquisition of Antawn Jamison and answered with a smile, "I don't care about that."
Jackson was also asked if Bryant would play tonight.
"Not that I know of," he said.
Bryant exhorted teammates at the Thursday morning shoot-around, likely urging them to play well against Boston, but did not take part in any physical activity, Jackson said.
Bryant is expected to miss his fifth consecutive game because of a sore left ankle. Bryant said Wednesday he was bothered more by a sore peroneal tendon in the ankle than by a sprain.
-- Mike Bresnahan