Is LeBron James Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Updates and News for Clippers vs. Lakers on Jan. 24)

Isaiah De Los Santos
Is LeBron James playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Clippers vs. Lakers on Jan. 24.
Is LeBron James playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Clippers vs. Lakers on Jan. 24. / (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
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The Los Angeles Lakers are back in action on Tuesday night as they face the LA Clippers at 10 p.m. ET on TNT. One player's status to keep an eye on ahead of tip-off is LeBron James, who's nursing a left ankle injury.

LeBron James Injury Update (1/24/2023)

The latest update on James is par for the course, as he's listed as questionable due to left ankle soreness. LeBron's played in Los Angeles' last six games, though, so there's no real reason to worry about his availability tonight.

James last missed a game on Jan. 9 due to this ankle issue. He's suited up in every outing since and has looked completely unbothered with averages of 33.2 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.8 assists over his last six contests.

More is being asked of the four-time MVP while fellow star Anthony Davis is sidelined, and he's risen to the occasion. The Lakers will need James to show out if they're to take down the rival Clippers tonight.

LeBron James Fantasy Outlook and Prop Bets Today

LeBron is currently listed at a total of 31.5 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds. While that's a lofty number, James has been on a tear as of late, racking up at least 32 points in four of his last six games. He's also shooting a scorching 49.7% from the field during this stretch, largely by creating easy scoring chances for himself around the rim. It's hard to look past the over (-115) considering how hot James is right now.

Assuming James is cleared to play, he's one of the top premium-priced targets on Tuesday's slate at $11,100. He hasn't posted fewer than 51.8 FanDuel Fantasy points in any of his last six outings, giving him an incredibly high floor that makes his steep price tag worth it. With a 70-point explosion during this time as well, James' boom potential is extremely high as the Lakers' clear-cut No. 1 option.

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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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