The Los Angeles Lakers could face significant problems in the postseason.
LeBron James has missed four games in a row due to a right ankle injury that has forced him to miss 20 games previously. The playoffs are approaching (May 22), and James is unlikely to be fully healthy by then.
“The problem for the Lakers right now is LeBron James’ right ankle, which has held him out for six weeks,” Woj wrote Saturday. “It’s not going to get any easier. In the playoffs, he’ll have to play with some pain.
It won’t happen until the summer. As a result, Anthony Davis is carrying an even heavier burden. However, the issue of how powerful LeBron James can be remains unanswered. He had trouble exploding off the ankle and making deep cuts when he returned those two games last week.”