Kobe Comes Back Strong
The man is superhuman, and until proven otherwise, he should be back just as strong as ever. Just try to imagine Kobe NOT coming back with a vengeance. Best case scenario, he rehabs hard and is back on the court with full contact in late December, and playing in NBA games by, say, mid-January. That would mean missing about 30-35 games, and if the Lakers can float around .500 until then, it would be like making the best midseason trade of all time.