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Bryant might play in Oct. 14 exhibition

Updated: October 7, 2003, 11:42 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that Kobe Bryant, who had offseason shoulder and knee surgery, probably will not play until the Lakers' Oct. 14 exhibition against the Phoenix Suns in San Diego.

Jackson said Bryant participated in a sequence of drills on Monday, including fast breaks. But he said the All-Star guard is still "leg-weak and his conditioning is not great, either."

The Lakers coach noted that Bryant has lost 10 to 15 pounds, and will play a little different role ...

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