LeBron James set to miss Los Angeles Lakers' games against Portland Trail Blazers and LA Clippers

LeBron James set to miss Los Angeles Lakers' games against Portland Trail Blazers and LA Clippers

LeBron James is expected to miss back-to-back games against the LA Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers this week as he rests his injured right ankle, according to ESPN Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. After missing 20 games because of the injury, James returned to play in the Lakers' loss to Sacramento on Friday and their loss to Toronto on Sunday. He had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against the Kings; and added 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists against the Raptors. However he didn't play the last 6 minutes, 42 seconds of the Raptors game, and then sat out Los Angeles' win over Denver on Monday. It has also been reported by The Athletic that Dennis Schroder could miss 10-14 days due to health and safety protocols - a two week absence would rule him out of the remainder of the Lakers games this season as they battle to secure a spot in the top six of the Western Conference. This season, the four-time NBA MVP is averaging 25.0 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game and ESPN …
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