July 11, 2003. ESPN.
I found this in an updated ESPN article on the Malone signing.
It can also be found in the LA times.
Its found on the same article posted and provided by LakersGyrl2003 in the Malone signings news.
Here is Magic's statement:
"Now we will always have two scorers on the floor," Johnson told the Times. "Before, you couldn't rest Kobe and Shaq together. You can rest both of them together. Foul trouble. Injuries. The things that plagued us last year won't hurt us, because we've got enough depth to handle those situations. You've got to play everybody on the court now. There's no cheating no more.
"I'll tell you another thing that's going to happen -- we're going to get easier baskets because we're going to run. I see a little bit of Showtime again, because Gary will push that ball, Karl will fill that lane. And Kobe in the other lane? Ooooh, man!"