‘Will LeBron James play vs Pacers’ has been the question on every Lakers fan’s lips, as the star is nursing a sore right groin and did not play vs Rockets.
LeBron James was rested for the game vs Rockets, owing to a sore right groin. The Lakers star has had groin issues earlier in his career too, and thus the franchise wanted to prevent any kind of aggravation.
The rest vs Rockets meant that the Lakers were short of ideas offensively. Anthony Davis too had an off night and hence the Rockets largely steam rolled past them.
The Lakers have been largely dismal in the Bubble. Their offensive woes have been exposed, especially with LeBron and AD blowing hot and cold.
Now, the Lakers injury report has been released, with information about LeBron’s playing status vs Pacers.
Will LeBron James play vs Pacers
According to the Lakers injury report, LeBron is still questionable for the Pacers game. His groin injury has plagued him in the last 2 years, ever since he suffered his first groin strain in the 2018 Christmas day game vs Warriors.
LeBron James (groin) questionable to play Sat. https://t.co/PRFr20NE1y
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He missed out on 27 Lakers games post that injury and has been susceptible to it ever since. Thus, the Lakers are taking utmost care with this sore groin, as they want to avoid another lengthy spell on the sidelines for LeBron.
With the number 1 seed in the West already sealed and the playoffs scheduled to begin from the 17th of August, it is only wise that the Lakers rest LeBron if needed.
Other Injury concerns for the Lakers
Alex Caruso, who has been struggling with neck spasms is also listed as questionable for this game.
Anthony Davis has a sprain in his right knee. However, he has been listed as probable for this game. Rajon Rondo won’t feature in tonight’s game, as he is still recovering from a broken thumb. He should return to the bubble in the next few days.
The Lakers have had a couple of abysmal games in the Bubble and they would want to get some rhythm going for themselves before the playoffs.
Another rest for LeBron would ensure that he features in the last 2 seeding games before the playoffs. And that should be enough for him and the team to get into ‘playoff mode’ before the post-season begins.