Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni expects Kobe Bryant to return strong from his Achilles' injury next season.
"With his determination and his brain, he's got a good chance at it," said D'Antoni to SNY.tv. "I know he'll be effective and good."
Bryant tore his Achilles' tendon April 12 in a victory over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day, and was expected to be out six to nine months.
"We'll just see, see how the summer plays out, but Kobe will be fine and he'll be back 100%," D'Antoni said.