By The Athletic Staff
February 5, 2022Updated 8:05 PM EST
James, 37, has been dealing with irritation in his knee that forced him to the bench, pushing his season total of missed games to 17. The Lakers went 1-4 during that James’ recent five-game absence.
In 36 games played this season, James is averaging 29.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. The Lakers currently boast a 25-28 record, good enough for ninth in the Western Conference.
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