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Sat Jun 2918:25LeBron James Looking For Help In Los Angeles
According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, impending free agent forward LeBron James will "work" with the Los Angeles Lakers on his next contract "if it means adding an impact player." The 39-year-old declined his $51.4 million player option Saturday, although he's expected to remain with the Lakers. James finished the 2023-24 campaign by averaging 25.7 points, 8.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals. He also appeared in 71 games despite making routine appearances on the league's official injury report. However, if the Lakers enhance the roster, it could help James play fewer minutes and stay healthy during the year.
Source: Dave
Sat Jun 2913:22LeBron James Declines Player Option
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, forward LeBron James declined his $51.4 million player option with the Los Angeles Lakers. However, while the multi-time All-Star is heading toward unrestricted free agency, he's expected to re-sign with the Lakers on a new deal. Despite his age, James is still one of the most potent players in the National Basketball Association, recently finishing the 2023-24 campaign by averaging 25.7 points, 8.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals. He battled nagging injuries all last season and was limited to 71 games. Still, fantasy managers should expect at least one more year of production from James in 2024-25, although he could have at least a few more solid seasons left in the tank.
Source: Shams
Wed Jun 1921:06LeBron James Won't Play In Phoenix On A Minimum Deal
According to Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, his client won't suit up for the Suns this season on a minimum contract. Speculation began to swirl about the possibility of James playing in Phoenix after his son, Bronny James, worked out for the club. However, it appears even if the Suns select the 19-year-old in the 2024 NBA Draft, it won't be enough to coax his father into joining Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal. Without question, the multi-time All-Star is nearing the end of his career. Yet, despite injuries, he's still productive, finishing the 2023-24 campaign by averaging 25.7 points, 8.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals while shooting a career-high 41.0% from deep. At any rate, James still needs to decline his $51.4 million player option to enter unrestricted free agency, with his decision expected to come soon.
Source: Duane
Wed Jun 1209:41LeBron James "Staying Clear" From Lakers' Coaching Search
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has reportedly not been involved in the team's search for a new head coach. It has been suggested that he has a major influence on the franchise's decisions. However, according to NBA insider Shams Charania, James is "staying clear" of the coaching search. The Lakers appeared to have found their man last week, but UConn's head coach, Dan Hurley, rejected the job. A recent report for Charania noted that the team is "zeroing" in on James' podcast partner and player-turned-analyst JJ Redick, while James Borrego, the current associate head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, also remains an option.
Source: Shams
Sun May 2617:44LeBron James Considering Phoenix In Free Agency?
According to Evan Sidery of Forbes Sports, the Phoenix Suns "are hoping to pursue" LeBron James this offseason. While the multi-time MVP still needs to decline his $51.4 million player option with the Los Angeles Lakers, it appears more likely that he will test the open market over the summer. Of course, the Suns don't have the cash to offer James a lucrative deal, meaning he would need to consider taking significantly less if he hopes to team with Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and Bradley Beal. But he has made plenty of money throughout his career, so adding another championship to his resume could be a selling point. The Suns reportedly view Bronny James as "a very serious draft option," which could help Phoenix in their quest to add the NBA's All-Time leading scorer.
Source: Evan
Tue Apr 3009:40LeBron James Mum On Future After Playoff Exit
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James refused to commit himself to the team for next season after suffering the earliest playoff exit of his career at the hands of the Denver Nuggets on Monday. "I'm not going to answer that," James said when asked if he considered whether Monday's game could be his last with the Lakers. James, who went out in the first round for only the second time in his 21-year-career, also said he would eventually sit down with his agent, Rich Paul, and his family to evaluate "what's best for my career." The NBA's all-time leading scorer has a player option for next season worth $51.4 million. He has until June 29 to opt into the final year of his contract or become an unrestricted free agent. Despite turning 39 in December, James continued to post strong numbers in 2023-24, averaging 25.7 points with 7.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists, and 1.3 steals.
Sat Apr 2723:26LeBron James Looks Good In Game 4
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) scored a team-high 30 points in Saturday's win over the Nuggets. He added five rebounds, four assists, three steals, and one block. With the Lakers facing elimination, James led his team to a much-needed win in Game 4. Granted, it will be tough for Los Angeles to take the series. But James, averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 assists, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in the conference quarterfinals, can't take any of the blame. Game 5 is on Monday night, and DFS managers will likely see James on the injury report because of his ankle injury. However, he should be out there and deserves consideration for all DFS contests.
Tue Apr 2309:05LeBron James Outstanding In Losing Effort
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James had a vintage playoff performance in Game 2 against Denver on Monday in a 101-99 loss. He produced 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and totaled eight rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, and two blocks. James was 3-for-6 with the three-ball and shot 9-for-19 overall. The NBA-s all-time leading scorer has now lost nine consecutive games against a single opponent for the first time in his 21-year career. He will try to spark a comeback in the series on Thursday when the two teams meet up in Los Angeles.
Sun Apr 2119:18LeBron James Probable For Game 2
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) is listed as probable for Monday's postseason clash with the Denver Nuggets. By now, most should expect him on the injury report for the remainder of the playoffs. But unless James suffers a significant setback with his nagging ankle injury, DFS managers should expect to see him out there. The 39-year-old continues to produce at a high level, most recently amassing 27 points, eight assists, and six rebounds in the Game 1 loss to the champs. He also had seven turnovers, although that shouldn't keep DFS managers from putting him in their lineups.
Source: NBA Injury
Sat Apr 2020:56LeBron James Cleared For Game 1
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) will play on Saturday against the Nuggets. There wasn't much doubt regarding his availability for the series opener, especially since he's battled a nagging ankle injury for months. James is coming off a few potent performances. That trend could continue, with the multi-time All-Star averaging 24.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists in three meetings with the champs throughout the 2023-24 campaign.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Apr 1923:03LeBron James Expected To Play On Saturday
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) is probable for Saturday's matchup with the Nuggets. This has been the norm for the veteran throughout the season, as he's making another appearance on the injury report because of the same ankle issue that's bothered him for months. At any rate, he is coming off two potent performances versus the Pelicans. That trend could continue in Game 1, with James averaging 24.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.7 steals in three meetings with the champs during the 2023-24 campaign.
Source: NBA Injury
Mon Apr 1520:25LeBron James Probable For Play-In Game On Tuesday
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's Play-In meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans. James has battled a left ankle injury for months. However, he should be ready to roll for the pivotal contest. These clubs met on Sunday for the regular-season finale, with James finishing with a 28-point, 17-assist, 11-rebound triple-double. He also had five steals and a block. Of course, the 39-year-old will receive plenty of attention from DFS managers. Yet, James will receive more if Anthony Davis (back) can't suit up.
Source: NBA Injury
Mon Apr 1508:49LeBron James Notches 112th Career Triple-Double
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James completed his 21st regular-season campaign with his 112th career triple-double in Sunday's 124-108 win over New Orleans. James put on a playmaking clinic in the first quarter and finished with 17 times, as well as having 28 points and 11 rebounds. He shot 11-for-20 from the field and also produced a monster game defensively, racking up five steals with one block. James averaged 25.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 8.3 assists for the year across 35.3 minutes. It wasn't enough to help the Lakers get a top-six seed in the West, but the team is well-placed to make the playoffs via the play-in tournament. The Lakers start the action on Tuesday against the Pelicans, whom they have dominated all season. James has averaged a 28-6-12 line in the matchup.
Fri Apr 1219:32LeBron James Available Versus Memphis
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) will play on Friday against the Grizzlies. The 39-year-old has battled an ankle injury for months. He also most recently missed a meeting against the Timberwolves because of Flu-like symptoms. But despite the constant mentions on the injury report, he's coming off a strong showing, amassing 33 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds, and two steals in Tuesday's loss to Golden State. With that in mind, James could have a tough time being as productive if the Lakers build a decisive lead against the injury-plagued Grizzlies.
Source: Jovan
Thu Apr 1119:39LeBron James Listed As Questionable For Friday
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) has been listed as questionable for Friday's matchup against Memphis. He's back on the injury report with a left ankle issue after recently battling an illness. James missed Sunday's game against Minnesota due to the illness but came back with an impressive 33-point, 11-assist double-double on Tuesday versus Golden State. The questionable tag has been more like a probable designation for James all season, and the chances appear high that he will play against the Grizzlies. Memphis has done little to slow down James in 2023-24, as the NBA's all-time leading scorer has notched 23.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists, and 2.3 steals across three head-to-head clashes.
Source: NBA Injury
Wed Apr 1009:49LeBron James Produces Big Double-Double
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James recorded his second consecutive double-double in Tuesday's big game against Golden State, leading all scorers with 33 points and handing out a game-high 11 assists in a 134-120 loss. James was back in action after missing one game with an illness. It looks like he wasn't fully recovered on Tuesday either, as James arrived at the Arena just an hour before tipoff. However, he was able to put in a 36-minute shift, completing his line with seven rebounds and two steals. The veteran star will now get some extra rest, with the Lakers off until Friday. There are two more crucial games coming up for the team against Memphis and New Orleans.
Tue Apr 921:33LeBron James Will Play Against The Warriors
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (illness) will play on Tuesday against Golden State. He wasn't available for Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves because of Flu-like symptoms. However, after carrying a questionable designation heading into this one, he feels well enough to suit up. With Anthony Davis (eye, illness) sidelined, James could be in line for a big night versus the Warriors, so he'll see plenty of attention from the DFS community.
Source: Lakers
Mon Apr 821:20LeBron James Considered Questionable For Tuesday
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (illness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Golden State Warriors. The 39-year-old missed Sunday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of flu-like symptoms. He could end up missing another contest if he is still under the weather, and his status will need to be monitored on game day. Anthony Davis (eye) is also considered questionable, and if both superstars are sidelined, the Lakers' depth would be tested. If James is unable to play, Spencer Dinwiddie would likely benefit, as he recorded 18 points, seven assists, and five rebounds in Sunday's game. Taurean Prince and Cam Reddish would also likely play a bigger role.
Source: NBA Injury
Sun Apr 720:06LeBron James Out Against Minnesota
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (illness) won't play on Sunday versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was questionable heading into this one. However, he has Flu-like symptoms, so he'll sit out on Sunday evening. But the Lakers are a lock to at least make the Play-In, meaning the team can afford to give James a night off to rest. Without him, Anthony Davis (knee) could see an uptick in production. But if Davis doesn't suit up, D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura, and Spencer Dinwiddie should all lead the way on the scoring end.
Source: Fox 5 San
Sat Apr 609:20LeBron James Listed As Questionable For Saturday
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) has picked up yet another questionable tag ahead of Saturday's matchup against Cleveland. The veteran superstar continues to deal with an ankle issue, but the injury has kept him off the court just five times since the beginning of February. It's the start of a back-to-back for the Lakers, so it's more likely James will sit out Saturday's contest. Fantasy managers need to monitor his status closely. Taurean Prince is first in line to take over from James in the starting unit. He's notched 9.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists running with the starters this season.
Source: NBA Injury