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Kobe may see less double teams with addition of Sessions to the lineup.
Kobe Bryant is still one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history. He still needs some help on offense.
It's not easy breaking free of double teams all night, and it's even tougher when you're also counted on to create offense for others.
That's been the task assigned to Bryant this season though. He's the only player on the Lakers that can break down a perimeter defender, attack the basket and then either pass to an open teammate or finish at the rim.
Correction: he was the only player.
Sessions can do that as well. He's not as good at it as Bryant is, not many in NBA history are, but the mere threat that Bryant could pass off of dribble penetration to another perimeter player who won't just have to settle for a long-range jump shot is going to create a myriad of other options on offense.
Defenses work off of anticipation. Adding a new threat at the point guard position will create more opportunities for everyone on the floor, and when one of those players is already among the most lethal offensive threats in the league, that's a major problem for opposing defenses.