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."
"We'll just see, see how the summer plays out, but Kobe will be fine and he'll be back 100%," D'Antoni said.
The Lakers have a number of issues to deal with over the off-season, specifically the status of free agent center Dwight Howard.
"Dwight, I don't know," D'Antoni said. "We'll see. Obviously, we can't really talk about it."