LeBron to miss another week with groin injury

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2019

Since that, his team has suffered, as they've been unable to string together necessary wins.

The Lakers said they will provide another status update on James next Wednesday, ahead of their game next Thursday at Oklahoma City.

Sunday (January 7) was another rough night for the Lakers and their fans. Lance Stephenson came off the bench to finish with 14 points in the losing effort, while starters Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart scored 14, and 10, respectively.

As a team, L.A. shot just 32-of-87 for the game to finish at under 37 percent.

When asked if scoring is harder without LeBron, Kuzma responded "of course".

Therefore, with 2018 now behind us, here we will reflect on the Lakers best performers from the previous twelve months. That's probably something that is lacking quite a bit due to LeBron James' absence from the lineup.

The 23-year-old was among the Lakers linked with a trade during the 2018 off-season, although Hart stayed in LA, and he has started almost half of the Lakers games this season. The Mavericks game is their next contest, scheduled for Monday night.

LeBron James was spotted Saturday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the Los Angeles Rams hosted the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC playoff game. While an MRI confirmed just a strain, there had been hope that James would have returned by now.

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James had a pretty successful and memorable partnership in Cleveland, before Kyrie made a decision to move on and make the switch to Boston.

The Lakers coach also revealed he could make changes to the starting lineup ahead of their game against the Bulls on Tuesday after admitting that his team is conceding too many points in the first quarter - they were down by 15 after the first against the Cavaliers. Kuzma understands that defenses are focused on him with LeBron being sidelined.

It's obvious the Los Angeles Lakers aren't going to risk their season and the playoffs on rushing the King back to the court. What exactly "on-court functional basketball movements" means is unclear, but it does indicate he's gained some mobility since returning to the practice floor.

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