Kobe Bryant has been in the news for the past couple of days for his re-up with the Los Angeles Lakers for two years. Despite all of the contract talk, Bryant has yet to play in a game this season, but is closing in on returning to the team after joining the team in practice last week. Bryant says that he should return to action for the Lakers in a few weeks:

“I need more practices to measure it, test it, (to see if) some of the limitations I had in the first couple of practices come back and see if they are still there,” Bryant said. “If not, go from there.”

Expect Bryant to be on a minutes limit early on when he returns. Hopefully he can be back at full strength in the coming months for the Lakers who have surprisingly managed to stay afloat at .500 despite Bryant missing all of this time. They still could use Bryant's offensive prowess in the post while he's surrounded by multiple shooters on the perimeter.

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[via Pro Basketball Talk]