James (groin) will miss the remaining six games of the season, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports. The decision, as relayed by Magic Johnson was made in order to allow James to fully rehab from the groin injury he suffered in late December. It's not entirely surprising considering the Lakers have firmly been eliminated from playoff contention and only have six remaining games. Look for Moritz Wagner, Mike Muscala and newly-signed Jemerrio Jones to fill the void caused by James' absence.
James ended with 27 points (11-19 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine assists, and three rebounds in 32 minutes during Friday's 129-115 victory over the Hornets. James returned to action Friday after missing the previous game due to rest. This is going to be the story for the remainder of the season as the Lakers give their young players additional playing time. Whenever James is on the floor he is going to put up big numbers which makes him a hard player to drop. The Lakers have four games next week including a back-to-back set to end the week, meaning James will likely miss at least one game.
James (rest) is available and will start Friday against the Hornets, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports. As expected, James will take the court Friday night. Mike Muscala (ankle) has also been given the green light to return.
James (rest) is probable for Friday's game against the Hornets, Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet reports. James was held out of Wednesday's clash due to rest purposes, but the superstar should be back in action Friday. He's been on a tear over his last five matchups, averaging 27.8 points, 10.6 assists and 7.4 boards.
James will sit out Wednesday's contest against the Jazz. With the Lakers on the second half of a back-to-back set, James will opt to rest up. In his place, Kyle Kuzma and Mo Wagner are candidates to see expanded roles.
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