LeBron James might return to the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup later this week as he recovers from a groin harm.
James missed his second straight recreation with a left adductor pressure when the Lakers hosted the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. James is day-to-day with the pressure, which occurred final Wednesday in the course of the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 114-101 victory over the Lakers.
Coach Darvin Ham mentioned James might return to the follow report by the center of the week. The Lakers’ subsequent recreation isn’t till Friday towards the Detroit Pistons.
“I believe him being out is simply as a lot precautionary. We’re solely 12 video games into the season. There’s 70 video games left to be performed right here,” Ham mentioned. “Now we have a good schedule the place he can sit. We be ok with that, realizing he’s had as of late to not put any stress on it, however strengthen it and deal with it to the purpose the place he’s capable of get again on the market.”
An MRI examination on James revealed no tears in his adductor muscle. James mentioned after the Clippers’ recreation that the harm wasn’t as important as his groin pressure on Christmas 2018 throughout his first season with the Lakers. That harm sidelined him for a month.
James is the Lakers’ main scorer with 24.9 factors per recreation regardless of persistent ache in his left foot that pressured him to overlook Los Angeles’ loss to Utah on Monday. James can be contributing 8.8 rebounds and 6.9 assists per recreation in his twentieth NBA season.
Regardless of James’ sturdy play, the Lakers have the NBA’s fourth-worst report at 3-10.