KEY POINTS

  • Lakers coach Frank Vogel says LeBron James will rejoin the team soon
  • James is allegedly doing well in individual workouts
  • The Lakers continue to struggle without James

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle, and one reason singled out is the continued absence of LeBron James.

However, an update from head coach Frank Vogel should give their fans something to be upbeat about.

According to the Lakers coach, James is still listed as day-to-day. However, the 36-year-old allegedly "looked good" in some individual practice sessions.

“He looks good. He’s moving. He hasn’t done a full practice or contact yet, but he’s looking good moving around in his individual work,” Vogel said to Harrell Faigen of the Silver Screen and Roll.

The update came before the Lakers won over the San Antonio Spurs, 114-106.

It took a huge game from Anthony Davis for the Lakers, finishing with 34 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists in 40 minutes of action.

The win allowed the Lakers to improve to 8-6, good for the seventh spot in the Western Conference.

But overall, the Lakers are far from the touted team that most expect them to be.

However, this was under the premise that the Lakers veterans were healthy.

The four-time NBA champion has played in only six games this season, norming 24.8 points, 7.0 assists, and 5.5 rebounds.

Although James is set to turn 37 years old in December, he has not shown any signs of slowing down.

However, injuries have been a problem for the 17-time All-Star. Compared to before, his time off the court has been noticeably getting longer.

Regardless, some are under the impression that James is taking a cautious approach and preserving himself for the NBA postseason.

LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers Photo: Getty Images | Harry How

Basketball journeyman Akeem Scott believes that James is not seriously injured and will play for the Lakers when the time is right.

“I think like for the NBA, if your team is good enough, you are just really waiting until April. And LeBron has won enough championships and does not care what seed he is in [for] as long as they make the playoffs, they are still the team to beat,” Scott said when he spoke on the Sports For All PH podcast.