*The Lakers hit the ground running Saturday.
Well, most of them anyway.
Kobe Bryant still isn’t fit to practice every day after having offseason knee surgery.
Andrew Bynum still isn’t ready to practice or play after his knee surgery. Luke Walton still isn’t recovered from a hamstring injury.
Of the three, Lakers coach Phil Jackson sounded most concerned about Bryant, who played only six minutes in last Monday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in London and then 25 in a defeat against Regal FC Barcelona on Thursday in Spain.
“I didn’t like the way he looked on the floor, personally,” Jackson said of Bryant’s play against Barcelona. “He wanted to be competitive and tried to keep the game competitive. He’s decidedly not ready to play yet.”
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