The Lakers reconvened on Monday for their annual media day, followed by a grueling training camp led by new head coach Byron Scott.
Scott will have to make a number of tough decisions as he looks to bring the Lakers back from last year's 27-55 disaster.
The big question heading into camp is the status of Kobe Bryant, who missed most of last season with knee and Achilles injuries. Teammate Wesley Johnson, who worked out with Bryant most of the summer, gave hints that Bryant was ready for his return.
After playing against one of his childhood idols, rookie Julius Randle said he was wowed by the play of Bryant in practice.
In addition to Bryant's return, Steve Nash is hoping to contribute on the floor this season after struggling through most of last year with back, knee and hamstring issues.
Scott said Johnson will return to his natural position of small forward after playing power forward at tines for former coach Mike D'Antoni.
Young looked good as the primary scorer for the team's second unit in practice. He said he learned a lot about watching game video from Bryant.
Nash and Bryant haven't played together much through their tenure with the team. Both hope to have the chance this season.
Center/forward Jordan Hill said he has made a greater commitment to health, and feels good about it.