Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Kobe Getting Closer To Return

Kobe Pt. 1Every Laker fan in the world is anxiously awaiting the return of Kobe Bryant to the basketball court. While there is still no set timetable for his return, Kobe did shed some light on his situation and what he needs to do to get back on the court.

In talking to the media after the Lakers practice today, Kobe revealed that he is running 100 percent on the Alter-G treadmill, meaning he is supporting his full body weight while running. Kobe also revealed that he has been given the green light to ramp up his training in order to regain his explosiveness and muscle endurance, as well as getting in shape in general.

While Kobe estimates that three weeks of rigorous conditioning will be needed for him to be where he needs to be, there is still hope for him to return in time for the season opener against the Clippers. And when he does return, there is a good chance that he could be seeing a lot of time at small forward due to the number of excellent guards the Lakers have on the roster.

Lakers Nation News

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Given Green Light To Ramp Up Training

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Running 100 Percent On Alter-G Treadmill

Mike D’Antoni: Kobe Will See A Lot Of Time At Small Forward

Lakers Trending Up And Down: Three Preseason Games Down, Five To Go

Wes Johnson Hopes To Play In Thursday’s Game Against Sacramento

Lakers News: Team Announces Cuts Of Eric Boateng, Dan Gadzuric

Pau Gasol: Hoping To Continue To ‘Develop Chemistry’ With Kaman

VIDEOS Lakers Post Game: Kobe Returns, Gasol and Kaman Duo Wows

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant Feels Like He’s Ahead Of Schedule

Game Recap: Lakers And Nuggets Do Battle For Second Time In Three Days

Lakers News

2013-2014 Lakers defense preview: Was last year real? [Silver Screen And Roll]

Kobe Bryant’s return still up in the air [LA Times]

Picking Out Trends From Preseason, Win Over Nuggets [Forum Blue And Gold]

Kobe isn’t rushing his return from injury [OC Register]

Lakers’ Kaman, Sacre bought a cow. You can’t make this up. [Pro Basketball Talk]

NBA News

The King’s Court [Grantland]

Blake Griffin must show up in fourth quarter to become first-tier star [Sporting News]

Coach Rajon Rondo? He says he might like that title after his playing days. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Will Roy Hibbert Live Up To The Hype [Yahoo! Sports]

Report: Lamar Odom Pleads Not Guilty On DUI Charges [Eye On Basketball]

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