He could return to the court tomorrow.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 10, 2021
“What I’ve seen from LeBron today … he’s … he’ll be fine,” Davis said with a smile. “Trust me. He’ll be fine.”
This on-track timeline is encouraging. Davis’ words are even more encouraging.
But there was still a report LeBron would likely face ankle pain throughout the postseason. Though a hobbled LeBron is better than no LeBron, his return won’t suddenly alleviate all concern. Los Angeles needs him highly capable in order to compete deep in the playoffs.
The Lakers even need work to make the playoffs. In seventh place, the Lakers have a chance to pass the sixth-place Trail Blazers and directly qualify for the playoffs. Otherwise, Los Angeles would need to advance through the play-in tournament.
LeBron – even while working his way toward full strength – should help.