Lakers’ Latest Update on LeBron James Signifies a Return is Right Around The Corner

NBA fans are still making questions about LeBron James and his return to the basketball court. The king of basketball has suffered an abdominal strain and he was expected to miss a few weeks. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel provided an update on LeBron’s return and this may be a positive update.

According to Vogel, LeBron did some practice on the court, and there’s a “day-to-day” timetable for his return.

LeBron James to return sooner than expected

The 36-year-old suffered his abdominal strain in the win over the Houston Rockets earlier this month. The Lakers had to win this game, and LeBron finished the night with a double-double. He hit 30 points and 10 assists. His game was really aggressive in the fourth quarter and he scored 14 points in the final portion of the game.

LeBron has missed the team’s last four games. Playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves wasn’t even an option. Dave McMenamin from ESPN reported that LeBron’s abdominal strain is unrelated to the groin injury that kept him off the field in his debut season with the team. Is this good news? Of course it is.

In his six games with the Lakers this season, LeBron is averaging 24.8 points, 7.0 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 46.7% from the floor. This is his lowest field goal percentage since his rookie campaign. The four-time NBA champion is playing 37.1 minutes per game, ranking seventh in the NBA for minutes per game in the 2021-22 regular season.

The Lakers need to have LeBron on the floor in the near future. Players had a good winning streak but they lost a game and there were some holes in their gameplan. Vogel works with half of his roster and hopefully, he will have some of his key players back on the court. The Lakers are without half of the roster and fans have some concerns about their performance. It’s a long season and we have a good reason to believe that the purple and gold won’t miss the chance to win a ring this season.