It has been said that the trial date will be 4 to 6 months of Kobe's plea which is Aug. 6.
If it is 4 months, then the trial will start in Dec. 6.
If it is 5 months, then the trial will start Jan. 6.
The latest it will start is Feb 6.
I'm not sure how long the actual trial will take, but from the words of Pamela Mackey...it won't take that long.
So, Kobe can play the preseason games and all of the November games in the trial starts Dec. 6.
If it takes the whole six months for the trial, then Kobe can play up to the all-star break in Feb.
By then we should have a big enough lead for homecourt. Hopefully the trial won't last that long and we can still have him by the playoffs.