December 27, 2018, 1:21 pmLeBron JamesF, Los Angeles Lakers
Coach Luke Walton said Thursday regarding LeBron James (groin strain), "Obviously, we want him back soon as possible, but we also will be very cautious when we bring him back."
James did not travel with the team to Sacramento for Thursday's game and is considered day-to-day. Realistically, James is out for the rest of the calendar year and we don't see him until after New Year's. With the Lakers good first half of the season, they don't need to rush him back. The play of the team while James is out could also determine if they want to force him back or be extra cautious.
Source: Chris Haynes on Yahoo Sports