Lakers GM Has No Timetable For Kobe Return

Lakers_Kobe_Bryant_2013EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — With training camp set to open Saturday, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak gauged the team’s excitement level as high.

As for expectations? He said those remain unknown, tied to the progress of a still-sidelined Kobe Bryant.

“No real expectations,” Kupchak said Wednesday, addressing the media in advance of the start of camp. “I do believe that [Bryant will] get back and he’ll play this season. You won’t be able to look at him and say that he’s hurt. In other words, some guys like myself when I hurt my knee, I always had a limp. You won’t be able to tell [with Bryant].”

Source: Dave McMenamin,