Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/14
With training camp set to open Saturday Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak gauged the team's excitement level as high. As for expectations? He said those remain unknown tied to the progress of a still-sidelined Kobe Bryant. "No real expectations" Kupchak said Wednesday addressing the media in advance of the start of camp. "I do believe that [Bryant will] get back and he'll play this season. You won't be able to look at him and say that he's hurt. In other words some guys like myself when I hurt my knee I always had a limp. You won't be able to tell [with Bryant]." Kupchak wishes he could tell when Bryant who turned 35 last month will return to the court after undergoing surgery on a torn left Achilles in April. "I don't have a timeline" Kupchak said. "I really don't." The original recovery timeline the team provided following Bryant's procedure was six to nine months. Bryant while speaking on a Nike promotional tour in China in August said he "shattered" the "norm...
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