Bryant underwent surgery in April to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The recovery was expected to take six to nine months.
“My understanding is that he’ll be ready for camp,” Kupchak said. “Knowing Kobe, he will try to participate in every practice in camp. But myself and (head coach) Byron (Scott) are going to have something to say about that. So I’m sure there will be a practice or two or three where we won’t let him practice, but I do expect him to be full bore at camp.”
Bryant will be entering his 20th season for the Lakers in 2015. He is undecided on if he will return for a 21st season. Bryant’s contract expires next summer.
– Rohan Nadkarni