The Los Angeles Lakers will likely be without forward Brandon Ingram for the rest of the season. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes is reporting that Ball, who has been sidelined since January 19 with an ankle injury, will be reevaluated later Saturday.
Despite the Lakers' disappointing season, James has maintained his excellent output this season and has posted averages of 27.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game in 49 outings.
Getty The L.A. Lakers considered trading LeBron James according to reports. I'm just happy that I'm going to be healthy.
They trail San Antonio by 7 games for the final playoff spot.Los Angeles will nearly certainly miss the playoffs for a franchise-record sixth straight season, and James likely will stay home for the first time since 2005.
"Depends on what I'd have to give up", said a Western Conference owner. Bosh eventually retired due to blood clotting issues, but many other athletes have continued to compete.
The gambit didn't work, as the young core of the team wasn't enough without a second star to pair with James, and the loose pieces of Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee were not enough help throughout the season to help him make the playoffs.
While this might seem insane, you have to consider the history of Jeanie who actually fired her own brother to help the Lakers franchise get LeBron James. "But if we're having a game again where we're missing and we need someone to knock down [shots] and space that floor, then we feel confident he can do that".
He spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since January and his recent shutdown for the remainder of the season. We will see if the Lakers are able to accomplish this offseason what they could not in 2018, find another elite player to pair with James.
He added: "Obviously, I would love for the team to be in the postseason". I live playing every game like it's my last. A Christmas Day victory over the Golden State Warriors further propelled the team with momentum heading into 2019. Also true. While both statements ring true, what's most clear is the team is not going to trade LeBron James.
The Athletic first reported Ball would be shut down after his latest medical evaluation Saturday.