Brendan Maloy
Sunday December 8th, 2013

Kobe Bryant averaged 27.3 points per game last season. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Kobe Bryant averaged 27.3 points per game last season. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant will have his playing time limited in his return to the court on Sunday, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said that when Bryant returns against the Raptors, he will have his playing time limited, although he does not have a specific number in mind.

"He's totally well and ready to go. I think he'll be limited by his wind and ability to be able to take the pounding. So, I would be surprised if more than in the twenties. It shouldn't be any more than that."

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D' Antoni also said that he thinks Kobe will return to last season's form after being back in action for a few weeks:

"I don't think right to start with, but give him a month and then he should be back to those numbers,"
Bryant has been sidelined with a torn Achilles heel since last April.

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