Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant participated in a five-on-five scrimmage Thursday. So did Pau Gasol.

Bryant left a little early because his sprained left ankle stiffened a bit, but Lakers Coach Mike D’Antoni wasn’t concerned about his availability Friday against Washington.

“He’ll be ready,” D’Antoni said.

Gasol missed 20 games because of a tear inside the bottom of his right foot. He will play limited minutes Friday while simultaneously trying to get in shape.

“It’s not good,” Gasol said of his conditioning. “But I’ll continue to work on it and it’ll continue to get better.”

– Reported by Mike Bresnahan of theĀ Los Angeles Times