Lakers’ LeBron James could be sidelined for 10 days due to NBA health and safety protocols, according to report
LeBron James will be on the field for Tuesday night’s match between Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings because of NBAhealth and safety protocols, announced team. James revealed in September that he is vaccinated against COVID-19. LeBron will be sidelined for at least 10 days, or unless he returns two negative test results in the next 24 hours, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Lakers star is Expect to miss many games.
James has missed a significant amount of time this season due to problems with his right ankle and abs strain. He missed 11 of the Lakers’ first 22 games, and now, more missed times are approaching. That’s dangerous for a Lakers team that’s only gone 11-11 so far this season. The Lakers lost to the Kings with James in the lineup on Friday, and Sacramento is missing Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes. Lakers play Slippers, Celtics, Grizzlies, Thunder and Magic in their next five games after Tuesday night’s fight with Sacramento.
When he was on the roster, James was the best player on the ring for the Lakers. He averages for the top team 25.8 points per game and the Lakers 7-4 in the games he plays. However, that doesn’t mean he’s immune to the effects of aging. James has only made 48.4% of his goals this season, the lowest for him since the 2006-07 season. He is still adjusting to the presence of Russell Westbrook, who may now need to lead the Lakers for another stretch without James.
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Currently, the Lakers are in 7th place in the Western Conference, but another period without James could prove to be problematic. They’ve played one of the easiest schedules in the NBA to date but haven’t been able to turn those weaker opponents into victories. The fixture is about to get tougher and if they can’t get a win now, their playoff spot will be in jeopardy as the season progresses.
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/lakers-lebron-james-could-be-sidelined-up-to-10-days-due-to-nbas-health-and-safety-protocols-per-report/ Lakers’ LeBron James could be sidelined for 10 days due to NBA health and safety protocols, according to report