LeBron James not ready for Lakers return

LeBron James not ready for Lakers return

This means that if the king is to have any hope of winning his fourth NBA championship this season, former Duke basketball star Brandon Ingram must play less like someone who is barely legal to drink and more like someone who is in his athletic prime. Lakers reporter Kyle Goon had tweeted.

With the business end of the season looming large, Lakers need LeBron to get back to full fitness and once again lead the Lakers to crucial wins. Fielding a fully healthy roster for one of the few times this season, Dallas' starting five of Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes, DeAndre Jordan, Dennis Smith Jr. and Doncic sputtered outside of Doncic's 27 points on 10 of 23 shooting. James is sidelined indefinitely with a strained left groin and will not travel with the team to Salt Lake City on Thursday, Lakers coach Luke Walton said.

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An injury that was initially suspected to keep him out just for a game or two has now stretched to 9 games, with no concrete update on when he could be back.

James, who has been receiving daily treatment from the Lakers training and medical staff, is making progress on his recovery and will be re-evaluated in a week, making his availability for next Wednesday's home game against Detroit unlikely. "We've had moments in most of these games on the road where we could have won". From a small-ball standpoint, we go to it when we're kind of desperate. We just couldn't get over the hump for whatever reason.

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"I was like "no don't trade Kuzma" because I thought he had the potential, outside of Lonzo, to be the best pro". And then the next guy is like, 'I can win this for us. I think our record is probably a little better than I thought it would have been earlier, pre-LeBron getting hurt. "He's going to get an MRI", said Walton.

"To me I look at the Golden State model because they do have Steph, they do have KD, but Klay to me becomes one of the wildcards", Carter said on First Things First.

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