October 26, 2020, 8:05 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
According to Danny Green, "I wouldn't expect [LeBron James] to be there for the 1st month of the season" if it begins in December.
It has been just over two weeks since the Lakers finished off their title run, so it makes sense that players like James would like a longer offseason to recharge. However, this is just speculation on Green's part and we are sure to hear more about this subject in the weeks ahead. The league has proposed a December 22 start date for next season.
Source: Logan Murdock on Twitter
October 23, 2020, 2:46 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
Shams Charania is reporting that the NBA is targeting a December 22 start date for a 72-game season.
Earlier today it was reported that the league was looking at Christmas day as its start, with the potential for a shortened schedule. With the draft going down on November 18 this would be an insanely short runway, and it's unclear at this point if the NBPA would agree to such a condensed offseason. The league is trying to get as close to a "normal" schedule as possible but would still need to figure out how games will be played. A December start likely means no fans in arenas, and the NBA is hoping to play games in-market (i.e., no bubbles) while also reducing travel.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 23, 2020, 1:55 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
The NBA's Board of Governors is meeting on Friday and will discuss a number of things relating to next season, including a possible start on Christmas day.
The previously speculated start date has been mid-January's MLK Day, which seems far more feasible given that the draft is set for November 18 — just about a month before Christmas — and we still don't know much about free agency. Some owners are apparently hoping to get into things quickly and not wait for fans to be allowed back into arenas. Whatever gets decided in today's meeting would need to be accepted by the Players Association, so it's far from a done deal either way.
October 11, 2020, 10:07 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James led the Lakers to a 106-93 win over the Heat on Sunday with 28 points on 13-of-20 shooting, adding 14 rebounds, 10 assists, one 3-pointer and one steal, to claim the 2020 NBA Championship.
Like him, love him, or hate him, no one can deny that James is one amazing basketball player. He now has four championship rings across three NBA teams. We could go on, but there simply isn't enough space in a blurb to rave about the man, the Legend. So, we'll leave it at honoring him as he celebrates this hard-earned title. He played his heart out and was a deserving recipient of the Finals MVP award.
October 11, 2020, 7:07 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (groin) and Danny Green (left finger) are both starting on Sunday.
No surprises here as the duo will continue to play through their respective probable tags til the end of the season, which may be tonight.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
October 10, 2020, 5:49 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (right heel contusion), LeBron James (sore right groin) and Danny Green (left finger) have all been listed as probable to face the Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
While the probable tag is nothing new here, it is a promising sign for Davis in particular. He appeared to reinjure his right heel early in Game 5 and once again, down the stretch as the Lakers pushed for victory. Davis was clearly bothered by the injury and maintained a noticeable limp throughout the final quarter. While he is likely to play through it, there is certainly a chance it impacts his on-court play, even if only slightly.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 10, 2020, 12:03 amLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James put on a Hall-of-Famer caliber performance on Friday, dropping a game-high 40 points on 15-of-21 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 shooting from the line.
There’s nothing that can be said to besmirch the effort that the King brought tonight. Even though his team wasn’t able seal the deal, LeBron did everything in his power to make it happen. He grabbed 13 boards, hit six 3s, dished out seven assists and swipe three steals as he slammed home another impressive two-way performance. James is a transcendent talent and will bring another monster line come Game 6 on Sunday.
October 9, 2020, 9:00 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (sore right groin), Anthony Davis (right heel contusion) and Danny Green (left finger) are all active and in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Friday.
The routine of being listed as probable heading into games, which expanded to include Green along with James and Davis, continues as the NBA season winds down to its final days. It's been over a year since the preseason of the 2019-20 season began so minor injuries and bruises and whatnot are to be expected. LeBron is on the precipice of a fourth ring with the Lakers up 3-1 over the Heat in the Finals. Green would become a back-to-back champion after last year's run with the Raptors, while Davis would become a champion for the first time.
October 9, 2020, 1:10 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have listed LeBron James (groin), Anthony Davis (right heel contusion) and Danny Green (left finger) as probable for Friday's Game 5 against the Heat.
All three will be in the starting lineup tonight with the Lakers trying to take home the NBA championship.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 7, 2020, 12:19 amLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two triples on 8-of-16 shooting in 38 minutes during a Game 4 win over the Heat.
James, like Anthony Davis, started slow and looked lost at times in the first half. Then after halftime he came out firing and drilled a couple of 3-pointers before asserting his dominance in the paint. He won't be happy with the six turnovers that he committed tonight, but hopefully he'll be able to hold onto the ball more during the next game. With a chance to close it out and win his fourth NBA title, James should be all systems go on Friday for Game 5.
October 6, 2020, 7:46 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (sore right groin), Anthony Davis (right heel contusion) and Danny Green (left finger) are all in the starting lineup for the Lakers heading into Game 4 of the Finals on Tuesday.
The trio has been listed on the injury report throughout the playoffs, yet none of them have missed any time (which is not a shock). The Lakers will be all systems go for coach Frank Vogel as they hold a 2-1 series advantage going into Tuesday's contest.
October 5, 2020, 6:09 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (sore right groin), Anthony Davis (right heel contusion) and Danny Green (left finger) have all been assigned a probable tag ahead of Game 4 against the Heat on Tuesday.
This is most likely the Lakers playing it safe once again. Both James and Davis appeared to play with no restrictions on Sunday and will be looking to bounce back after a somewhat surprising loss. Green has been playing below his best and perhaps the finger injury is causing him some pain. That said, it would be very surprising not to see them all in the starting lineup come the opening tip.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 4, 2020, 10:47 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James flirted with a triple-double on Sunday, but the Lakers still fell to the Heat, despite his 25 points (9-of-16 FG, 6-of-9 FT), 10 rebounds, eight assists, one 3-pointer and two blocks.
It was still a solid performance by the King, even though he never got into that "I'm going to take over and win this game" kind of mode. That said, LeBron will definitely need to get into that mindset and play accordingly especially since the Heat have shown a resilience in the face of adversity as they soldier on despite injuries to key players.
October 4, 2020, 7:32 pmDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green (left finger volar plate injury) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's Game 3.
Green departed Game 2 with a hip injury but was able to return, and it appears that he's feeling fine after going through warmups. LeBron James (groin) and Anthony Davis (heel) will also start, with the trio of Lakers again playing through probable tags.
Source: Mike Inglis on Twitter
October 4, 2020, 11:47 amDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green, who briefly left Game 2 of the Finals due to a hip injury, is not worried about his body heading into Sunday's Game 3.
"I’m not worried about my body. I’ll worry when it’s over… We’ll see tonight how it goes." Green is listed as probable for the game but the injury report has him dealing with a left finger volar plate injury rather than the hip issue, which is likely a good sign. Green may not be as spry as normal but it's expected that he'll be out there tonight. Anthony Davis (right heel contusion) and LeBron James (groin) are both listed as probable, as is custom, but both will play.
Source: Ohm Youngmisuk on Twitter