Kobe Bryant has made progress in his return from a torn Achillies and intended to test himself in the Los Angeles Lakers' practice in Beijing.

Bryant believes he would likely be able to make his return right now if it were the playoffs.

"If today was a playoff or NBA Finals, could I play? Probably," Bryant said. "I'd get out there and do something."

When asked about the state of his Achillies, Bryant said: "I haven't any pain or any soreness whatsoever. It's a flexibility thing and getting the range of motion back."