Is LeBron James Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Updates and News for Lakers vs Bulls on March 29)

Is LeBron James playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Lakers vs Bulls on March 29.
Is LeBron James playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Lakers vs Bulls on March 29. / AP Photos/Marcio Jose Sanchez

The Los Angeles Lakers are back in action Wednesday night as they face the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m. ET. One player's status to keep an eye on ahead of tip-off is LeBron James, who continues to deal with a foot injury.

LeBron James Injury Update (3/29/2023)

James is listed as questionable to suit up against the Bulls and all signs point to his status being determined during pregame warmups. It's important to remember that the 19-time All-Star missed 13 straight games for the Lakers with this same injury before returning to the court in Sunday's loss.

James came off the bench in that game and posted 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists on a 54.5% shooting mark (6-of-11) in 30 minutes. While he may not be at 100% just yet, don't be surprised if James does whatever it takes to play with the Laker's playoff hopes hanging in the balance right now.

LA checks in ninth in the Western Conference with a 37-38 record, which places them only 0.5 games ahead of the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder. James has been the leader of the Lakers' offense all season as he ranks first on the roster in points (29.3) as well as assists per game (6.9).

LeBron James Fantasy Outlook and Prop Bets Today

LeBron James is listed with over/unders of 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds, which is a great sign for his availability tonight. I lean toward backing him to record under 7.5 rebounds at +108 odds considering the Bulls give up the 11th-fewest rebounds per game in the NBA (50.3). Chicago also allows 7.6 rebounds to the small forward position as a whole.

James is listed among the top options on the FanDuel DFS slate, checking in with the seventh-most expensive price tag overall ($10,300). That shouldn't come as a shock given he is averaging 50.3 FanDuel fantasy points per game and has the motivation to put on a show in front of the road crowd. Anyone looking to anchor their lineup with James needs to have a backup plan ready to go, though.

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