Lakers superstar LeBron James has been out of action since suffering a groin injury in the Lakers’ Christmas Day matchup against the Golden State Warriors. Now, over a month later, LeBron is set to make his return to the court in tonight’s 10:30 p.m. EST matchup between the Lakers and their in-town rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers, as reported by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Yahoo Sources: After missing nearly five weeks with a groin injury, Lakers star LeBron James plans to make his return tonight against the Clippers. https://t.co/XLD9pHSH5O
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 1, 2019
The Lakers are currently 6-11 in the games since LeBron’s injury, which has left the team in the hands of its young core including Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, all of whom have been included in rumors surrounding the Lakers’ interest in the trade developments regarding New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. Sources have stated Ball specifically has mentioned he would like to end up with a team without an established point guard if he is to be involved in any trade package.
Prior to his injury, LeBron has averaged 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists through 34 games for the Lakers, and was recently selected as the Western Conference’s team captain for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.