Inside The Lakers: Luke Walton said that he needs another “couple of weeks” before his surgically repaired right ankle is ready for full, 5-on-5 games, but that he’ll be working on his conditioning and agility in the meantime.
Sun Yue (mononucleosis) did not attend media day. His fever was still too high, and he did not see the doctor today. An update on his condition will be given Tuesday after he sees Dr. John Moe.
Kobe Bryant addressed the issue of whether he intends to play in Europe, an issue that was sparked by an off-hand comment he made to a reporter at the Olympics in Beijing. Bryant laughed about the situation, saying he was cracking a joke, and downplayed the story.
The Lakers begin training camp Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.