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Kobe Bryant returns: Can he help the Lakers?

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A look at how Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant fared in his return against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, courtesy of Coach Nick.

Coach Nick focuses on Kobe Bryant's return from an achilles injury that sidelined him for nearly eight months. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni has his work cut out for him as he has to adjust his lineup to accommodate Kobe's need to get his rhythm back, and also play to win games. Physically, Bryant has a long way to go to recover to his previous form. There is a distinct lack of explosion, his footwork looks rusty and he is not used to playing at game speed.