07:19 AM ET 09.12 | Though more time has passed in Kobe Bryant's recovery from a torn left Achilles tendon, the Lakers star still hasn't gained much clarity on a timetable for returning to the basketball court. "I don't know [whether] that means I'll start the season -- I hope so," Bryant said in a recent interview to Time Out Dubai. ... The Lakers start their season Oct. 29 against the Clippers, giving Bryant a little more than seven more weeks to rehab his Achilles. ... The Lakers have started informal workouts at the team's training facility this week, and has indicated through its Twitter accounts that Chris Kaman, Nick Young, Wesley Johnson and Jodie Meeks have made regular appearances. Meanwhile, Bryant has frequented the facility to work on his rehab.