Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Kobe Bryant doesn't want free agent input

Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Kobe Byrant has played in just six games because of his knee injury. He was still voted into the All-Star game, but couldn’t play.

He has been at most of the weekend’s events and has answered questions about his team’s future.

Although it appears Bryant is heavily involved in the Lakers’ decisions, he gave a surprising answer when asked about the offseason.

“In all honesty, I don’t want it,” Bryant said, via Brett Pollakoff of Pro Basketball Talk.  “That’s what they do. I’m not a general manager. I don’t know about scouting players and doing things of that nature, so I’ll let them do their job. They have obviously done a phenomenal job at it for years, so I’m not going to jump in the way. All I ask is if something is going to go down, just let me know about it beforehand so I don’t hear about it on a ticker or something. But that’s about it.”

However, Bryant is excited about the summer.

“What we have coming up this offseason with the cap space and what we have ahead of ourselves seems to be right in the Lakers wheelhouse in terms of turning things around pretty quickly,” Bryant said. “We have had summers like this, they have never really faltered. They’ve normally made really sound and excellent decisions that put us right back in contention. So I think this offseason is right in their wheelhouse.”

Bryant is averaging 13.8 points, 6.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

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