Kobe Bryant practiced for the first time in nearly two weeks on Tuesday and passed throughout a 20-minute scrimmage game that was highlighted by a steal and dunk.
Bryant impressed his Los Angeles Lakers teammates.
"He looked really good, actually," Pau Gasol said of Bryant. "You can tell he's been working a lot on his own. He's in a really good rhythm. He knows what he's doing out there. I look forward to [Wednesday's] practice."
Bryant is hoping to also practice Wednesday and Thursday. If he feels fine, Bryant will be on target to make his season debut Friday at Sacramento.
"Today was a good day," Mike D'Antoni said. "We'll see [Wednesday] how he reacts and everything but [Tuesday] was a big step forward.
"He played hard, played for about half-hour, 45 minutes, did everything.... I didn't see anything he couldn't do."