F - LAL - DTD
LeBron James captured 24 points (11-22 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-2 FT), eight assists and seven rebounds as the Lakers conquered the Pacers on Saturday.
LBJ looked very much like himself on Saturday as he accumulated a healthy 24 points and logged 28 minutes in a win versus Indiana. James seemed to have his mojo working in all areas despite missing significant time. Heading into the playoffs, you can bet on LeBron providing at very least an elite floor with his upside being limitless.
Lakers coach Frank Vogel says LeBron James (ankle) will play in Saturday's game against the Pacers.
James has been sidelined since May 2nd as his ankle continues to give him problems. Being healthy for the playoffs is all that matters at this point, so hopefully he'll avoid setbacks moving forward.
Lakers star LeBron James is now targeting a return Saturday vs. Indiana. This is the second time his return date has been pushed back, as initial reports mentioned Tuesday as his targeted return date.
Expect the Lakers offense to continue going through Anthony Davis with an ensemble of Wesley Matthews, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Kyle Kuzma splitting up LeBron's usual attempts.
LeBron James is hoping to return in time for Tuesday's matchup against New York, but an initial return on Wednesday vs. Houston is still possible.
James has missed the last four games due to an ankle injury that had already kept him out earlier in the season. His return is certainly a welcome one, as James is currently averaging 25 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game this season.
Los Angeles Lakers SF LeBron James (ankle) has been ruled out for at least the Lakers' next three games, per Shams Charania.
James suffered an injury to his right ankle against the Raptors this past weekend and won't return until next week against either the Houston Rockets or New York Knicks. With LBJ ruled out for at least the next three games, Kyle Kuzma becomes a solid value option in DFS formats at $5,500 on FanDuel during Thursday's seven-game slate.