Ball movement is key, but I do wonder how long this 10assist per game for Kobe is going to last. You don't want a stagnant offense where the ball doesn't move, but if you simply look at shot attempts for the main guys, it's still pretty much the same for pau and dwight during kobe's big assist games.
Kobe the facilitator is good, but he still needs to look to shoot first. Down the stretch against the hornets, the offense became stagnant and thought Kobe passed up on some open shots and looked to pass first. Down the stretch against OKC though, he was more aggressive looking for his shot while still being able to get the ball to the open man.
A few things to note is that they had Kobe as facilitator, bringing up the ball regularly in the beginning of the season with the injuries and that ended up tiring him out.
Oh and was watching the clipper game the other night and eric bledsoe came out in the 4th after playing 35 min. Bledsoe in his 3rd year was dead tired.....just puts into perspective the minutes that Kobe has been playing especially when he's asked to guard the opponents top scorer.