Lakers 'optimistic' about LeBron injury

Lakers 'optimistic' about LeBron injury

The Lakers recorded a 107-100 home victory over the Chicago Bulls at the Staples Center on Tuesday night - with James watching on from the sidelines.

LeBron James has been spending the last few weeks recovering from a groin injury he sustained on Christmas Day in a win over the Golden State Warriors.

He will be sidelined for at least four weeks, the longest stretch he has been out in his 16-season National Basketball Association career.

'I know they say they're going to re-evaluate him this week. "He's got another test tomorrow to get some more information on it". As a team, the Lakers shot 46 percent from the field and eight of 26 from the 3-point line but they actually trailed for most of the game until they took control of the game in the third quarter where they outscored the Bulls by 32-25. Saturday at Houston [Rockets]... that's rough. I just know he seems to be in good spirits.

'Even at full strength in there, that's going to be a real challenge'.

Despite Los Angeles' vast struggles without James, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss remains in Walton's corner and wants to keep him around, according to the New York Times.

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The sight of James doing a little more on the court comes a day after Rajon Rondo was medically cleared to dribble and do more with his right hand.

"It's the best job in the world and I love the challenge that we have", Walton told ESPN in a recent interview.

'So yes, that would be covered in that.

"I think we'll get good news back".

The Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the Los Angeles Lakers at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday night.

Overall, the Lakers (24-21) are tied with the Utah Jazz for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

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