Kobe Bryant is expected to play under a minutes restriction to begin his return from a torn Achilles.
"I don't think it's a magical number," Mike D'Antoni said after practice Saturday when asked about a minute range for Bryant. "He's totally well and ready to go. I think he'll be limited by his wind and ability to be able to take the pounding. So, I would be surprised if more than in the twenties. It shouldn't be any more than that."
Jodie Meeks is the member of the Los Angeles Lakers that will have his minutes impacted most by Bryant's return.
Robert Sacre said Bryant also played well in practice this week.
"He never lost anything," Sacre said. "He's pretty much been the same player the whole time. It's been really good to have him work in practice and look like nothing ever happened."