January 28, 2019, 12:45 pmLeBron JamesF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are "hopeful" that LeBron James (groin strain) will be able to play on Thursday, but James wants to see how his body responds to some more practices.
Considering James' importance to the team and the fact that he's never missed this much time with an injury in his illustrious career, you can't really blame him for wanting to figure this out at his own pace. You can almost certainly count James out for Tuesday night but a return does appear to be on the horizon. You're running out of time to trade Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and company at their peaks.
Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter