Lakers All-Star small forward LeBron James will make his first appearance in a month on Sunday afternoon against the Bulls, per Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).
James had been on the shelf since suffering a right foot tendon injury against the Mavericks in late February. He has missed 27 games for the Lakers thus far this season, and had been sidelined for the past 13 straight. When he has played, he’s looked more or less like vintage LeBron, at least on offense. He’s averaging 29.5 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 6.9 APG and 0.9 SPG.
It had been previously reported that James would test his right foot during team warmups ahead of today’s contest to ultimately determine whether or not he would suit up for Los Angeles.
James will come off the bench today for just the second time in his 20-year NBA career, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN (via Twitter). Troy Brown Jr., who has proven himself as a capable starter in his stead, will get the nod once again as LeBron gets back up to speed. One would assume it’s only a matter of time until James reclaims his starting spot.
McMenamin tweets that starting L.A. point guard D’Angelo Russell will miss his second straight game with right hip soreness.
11 thoughts on “LeBron James Returns For Lakers On Sunday”
Wise move. The sooner he gets back, the sooner he will get hurt again.
Haters gonna hate
Maybe he listened to me
Small forward Troy Brown Jr., who had proven himself as a capable starter.
Lakers can give him multi year deal depend on pay cut proposals of DLo and Reaves.
Bulls vs Lakers Game First Quarter
Bulls 2 free throws
Lakers 10 free throws
My plan is 12 free throws per quarter for Lakers
Sorry, I read it wrong.
Lakers are in deep trouble now due to lacking of free throws
Like the decision to bring him off the bench
Wonder if we see him adjust to a more off ball point forward type of roll
Dennis and Austin are in the zone handling the ball right now
We gonna hold a big edge in weight and height in the paint today- Get Big Lakes, work the ball inside out / dominate the glass
The Lakers could knock Denver off if they are healthy, and play good defense. I like their chances at a semifinal appearance more than the wolves.
9-12 in the West will lose on purpose to keep their draft seeding.
Funny how the play-in gimmick has expired already, and long term strategizing, and team building is preferred over a playoff appearance.
Refs couldn’t save the lake show today
And he took the L!