It goes without saying that the contributions of every teammate will be crucial, but we will focus exclusively on the guys at the bottom of the totem pole. Hence, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash will be omitted from this list.
The tandem is talented enough to carry him through some rough stretches while he regains his physical form. The players with lesser talent will not necessarily put Bryant on their backs, but they can definitely make his life easier going forward.
Thus, we will look at what the interchangeable parts on the team can do on their end to maximize their time alongside Bryant and assist him in seamlessly blending in with the Purple and Gold.