As if he hasn't done enough already, Kobe Bryant will soon add another task on his to-do list.

Guard the opposing team's point guard nearly every night.

When the Lakers (16-21) host the Milwaukee Bucks (19-17) tonight at Staples Center, Bryant will likely mix between guarding Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. Bryant performed a similar task Sunday in the Lakers' victory against Cleveland, holding Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving to 15 points on 7-of-15 shooting.

"He disrupts the whole offense on the ball," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said of Bryant. "He's done that a couple of games. We'll continue to milk that one."

Bryant's often considered a strong on-ball defender. Despite being named on the NBA's All-Defensive team nine times, however, Bryant in recent seasons has often sagged at the so-called centerfield position. That's where Bryant gives shooters space on the perimeter, leaving Bryant the ability to cheat on defense and be open to help if needed.

When he was asked about Bryant's off-ball defense, D'Antoni hesitated and then smiled,

"He's good," D'Antoni said with a wink.

Bryant didn't speak to reporters following Monday's practice. After the Lakers' win over Cleveland, though, Bryant touted what his on-ball defense will provide to a team that ranks 26th in the NBA in total defense (101.87 points per game).