It sounds like Kobe may not be ready to go for the season opener due to his knee. We’ll see what happens. Thankfully, despite injuries, titles are won in June NOT October.
Yahoo: Kobe Bryant is still trying to get his right knee stronger after having surgery in July, and Andrew Bynum hasn’t begun to practice after surgery on his right knee, the Los Angeles Times reports. Bynum could be out till late November or December. Coach Phil Jackson said that Bynum and Bryant likely won’t be ready to go when the season kicks off, adding, “So we have to bring up the game and have a concept on how we want to play the game. That will be done during these next preseason games in the next week and a half.”