Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday following his trip to Germany to undergo the platelet-rich plasma treatment known as Orthokine on his right knee.
Bryant walked off the team bus without any visible limp.
"He said it went great and it feels good," Mike D'Antoni said.
Bryant has no firm timetable for his return, but he has been able to do some light jogging and set shooting.
"Just keep grinding. Keep working hard and getting better," Bryant said. "I gotta get in shape, too. I've been sitting on my butt now for a while. I gotta get up and get moving."
The Lakers' opener is on October 29 against the Los Angeles Clippers.
"Overall, I feel good," said Bryant, who watched Tuesday's exhibition from the bench. "Obviously, I feel like I'm ahead of schedule. It's just about trying to get that range of motion back where I feel like I can run comfortably. The last stage is really the explosiveness and the muscle endurance."
Bryant has now been to Germany three times for the procedure.
"I do it every now and then," Bryant said. "But this year I haven't had a chance to run, so I don't know how the knee is going to hold up. I don't know if it's going to be sore or what. So instead of taking that chance in the middle of the season, I went to Germany now."