LeBron James has been out with a foot injury since late February. The four-time NBA champion is successfully recovering but is still expected to miss more time.
According to Jovan Buha of The Athletic, the 38-year-old superstar most likely is going to return the last week of the regular season.
If that were the case, it would mean that the Lakers would have 5 or 6 regular season games left to play when James returns.
Via Michael Scotto of HoopsHype:
It’s sounding like if he does, it’s probably going to be the last week or so of the regular season. You hear conflicting things. This has been one of the tougher things to dig on. The Lakers have played this very close to the vest. There hasn’t been much out there on it. A couple of notable developments this week were he returned to the team without the walking boot over the weekend. In between quarters, he was dribbling the ball and shooting layups. It was stationary but didn’t look like a guy who was in a walking boot, limping, and arrived in one of those scooters. He’s already ahead of schedule from that perspective.
This season James is averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists in 36.1 minutes per game.