Mitch Kupchak does not expect Kobe Bryant to be back in the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup within the next two weeks.
"I don't see that in the next week or two because you've got to be on the court. You've got to practice. You've got to play," Kupchak said.
Bryant recently said that he's gotten in two of the three weeks of intense conditioning.
"Clearly we don't know what this team is all about until Kobe gets back, and when he gets back, how is he going to play?" Kupchak said. "I know he's going to come back competitive. I know he's going to be productive. But that's when we're going to find out what kind of team we have."