He will make his comeback Sunday against Toronto at
"He's not going to be above the rim for a while, which is fine,"
Bryant did not talk to reporters Saturday. He will play 20-something minutes Sunday, D'Antoni said.
He averaged 27.3 points and six assists last season. Can he come close to those numbers this season?
"I think so," D'Antoni said. "I don't think right at the start, but I'd give him a month and he should be back to those numbers."
Bryant will start at shooting guard and sometimes slide over to the point with the Lakers down to one healthy point guard (
The Lakers went 10-9 without him. Lineup changes are on the way.
"You throw that boulder in the water, there's going to be some ripples. Serious ripples," D'Antoni said. "People have to adjust to it."
"I figured it was coming," Meeks said. "But for me, personally, my role doesn't change. I just have to come in, be solid on defense, knock down shots."